Future of Lambeth's children's centres hangs in the balance as council aims to save £1.4m

4 January 2019

Continuing cuts and funding changes from central Government force Lambeth to consult on cuts to its children’s centre services in the borough.

Coin Street Community Centre provides a wide range of services for children, young people and families.
Coin Street Community Centre provides a wide range of services for children, young people and families.

Lambeth council has launched a consultation into the future of its children’s services, which proposes cutting its current 23 children’s centres down to 11 core full-time centres and seven ‘link’ centres.

This is part of an over-arching strategy to save more than £43m over the next four years in order to protect its range of vital services in the borough. 

The council says its budget has been more than halved since 2010 and changes to the Dedicated Schools Grant meant that it has £1.4m less a year to spend on children’s centres.

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