Children's Centres

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 20th May 2008.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Labour, Stroud

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children's centres there are in each local authority area; and what funding each local authority has allocated towards children's centres for 2008-09.

Photo of Beverley Hughes Beverley Hughes Minister of State (Children, Young People and Families; Minister for the North West), Department for Children, Schools and Families, Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Children and Youth Justice) (and Minister for the North West)

There are currently 2,907 designated Sure Start children's centres across 150 local authorities. The information requested is given in the following table.

Local authority Designated children's centres at 15 May2008 Children's centre revenue Sure Start local programmes revenue Children's centres capital
Barking and Dagenham 14 4,116,294 2,342,832 253,256
Barnet 13 3,651,335 666,072 781,046
Barnsley 19 2,955,117 2,769,671 212,695
Bath and North East Somerset 8 1,101,493 738,079 259,916
Bedfordshire 25 4,008,481 518,168 874,465
Bexley 12 2,176,482 625,807 436,785
Birmingham 67 22,342,187 7,755,247 991,341
Blackburn with Darwen 13 2,269,055 3,197,980 634,180
Blackpool 12 1,896,377 1,569,695 542,990
Bolton 15 3,866,451 2,469,333 304,379
Bournemouth 7 1,676,318 456,402 179,498
Bracknell Forest 6 908,259 0 242,472
Bradford 33 9,547,368 4,855,949 753,941
Brent 12 4,217,355 1,649,794 698,769
Brighton and Hove 14 2,780,280 912,804 434,581
Bristol, City of 25 5,269,522 2,225,270 564,075
Bromley 16 2,807,250 576,903 598,850
Buckinghamshire 24 3,988,799 729,078 838,187
Bury 11 2,377,419 564,612 260,705
Calderdale 17 2,492,673 1,657,546 244,575
Cambridgeshire 27 4,975,826 1,055,985 986,999
Camden 16 2,915,977 3,280,348 601,189
Cheshire 31 5,955,561 2,425,663 869,960
Cornwall 36 4,358,663 3,867,661 694,193
Coventry 18 3,966,606 2,380,884 342,131
Croydon 20 4,576,381 456,402 566,787
Cumbria 28 4,851,100 2,674,511 734,062
Darlington 6 1,108,558 1,180,829 182,168
Derby, City of 14 2,976,638 2,076,863 329,012
Derbyshire 42 7,319,880 2,818,688 832,316
Devon 31 5,868,995 2,424,437 1,048,235
Doncaster 23 3,983,438 3,308,858 298,684
Dorset 17 2,770,062 625,807 667,272
Dudley 17 3,598,806 1,773,004 375,217
Durham 43 4,929,374 7,012,019 514,361
Ealing 22 4,940,497 1,081,537 669,649
East Riding of Yorkshire 14 2,743,794 584,087 524,547
East Sussex 28 3,995,304 3,460,552 698,435
Enfield 16 4,606,498 456,402 694,755
Essex 60 11,916,047 2,222,983 2,175,268
Gateshead 15 2,358,985 1,923,565 453T891
Gloucestershire 31 4,903,106 1,063,965 819,722
Greenwich 23 4,898,580 3,034,536 378,553
Hackney 19 6,408,561 4,388,368 592,054
Halton 12 1,146,129 3,185,994 549,189
Hammersmith and Fulham 12 2,517,184 1,686,438 277,060
Hampshire 58 9,761,347 1,300,974 2,086,510
Haringey 17 4,534,989 3,401,879 356,605
Harrow 9 1,929,102 0 585,447
Hartlepool 7 1,162,495 1,719,247 315,695
Havering 10 1,921,697 621,636 382,399
Herefordshire 9 1,604,418 630,607 283,510
Hertfordshire 50 8,541,246 0 2,169,254
Hillingdon 12 2,705,106 614,310 607,969
Hounslow 14 3,699,753 456,402 496,397
Isle of Wight 8 1,310,104 456,402 368,562
Isles of Scilly 1 30,000 0 0
Islington 16 3,319,558 3,932,802 48,597
Kensington and Chelsea 8 1,666,728 928,953 31,771
Kent 70 12,900,421 5,482,436 2,249,065
Kingston upon Hull, City of 18 2,846,309 4,279,467 212,373
Kingston upon Thames 7 1,174,144 0 351,323
Kirklees 30 6,123,816 3,066,124 614,489
Knowsley 15 2,080,755 2,821,080 314,780
Lambeth 25 6,412,037 3,786,350 324,637
Lancashire 61 11,852,273 10,439,383 1,272,514
Leeds 47 8,434,660 4,203,750 830,964
Leicester, City of 18 5,620,011 4,283,336 430,738
Leicestershire 26 4,440,648 720,078 966,583
Lewisham 15 5,701,962 3,127,983 372,295
Lincolnshire 36 5,895,063 4,040,499 864,863
Liverpool 24 6,788,826 6,345,711 385,613
London, City of 1 140,000 0 0
Luton 19 3,620,240 608,862 457,740
Manchester 34 8,202,080 7,023,657 449,905
Medway 14 2,654,392 491,467 489,297
Merton 9 1,991,912 571,562 427,946
Middlesbrough 12 1,467,722 3,038,998 548,604
Milton Keynes 13 2,724,983 596,603 560,327
Newcastle upon Tyne 16 1,652,922 2,958,414 439,100
Newham 20 2,540,574 3,895,904 620,386
Norfolk 36 7,003,180 5,172,397 545,588
North East Lincolnshire 12 6,727,603 4,726,856 1,102,986
North Lincolnshire 11 1,562,893 1,350,057 248,712
North Somerset 10 1,528,050 607,480 388,899
North Tyneside 11 2,114,610 1,734,089 258,428
North Yorkshire 29 5,158,940 1,242,045 982,738
Northamptonshire 31 6,845,128 2,378,748 1,144,474
Northumberland 23 2,678,420 2,960,948 445,505
Nottingham, City of 16 4,088,902 4,344,129 215,645
Nottinghamshire 50 7,145,723 5,393,408 810,489
Oldham 14 3,777,394 2,751,507 275,799
Oxfordshire 29 5,689,733 456,402 1,185,714
Peterborough, City of 11 2,363,149 1,803,919 347,612
Plymouth, City of 15 2,577,921 2,430,115 305,335
Poole 6 1,018,560 0 269,943
Portsmouth 13 2,100,669 1,221,484 269,579
Reading 10 1,802,346 456,402 308,732
Redbridge 14 2,775,658 469,940 663,414
Redcar and Cleveland 10 1,255,381 2,276,068 571,232
Richmond upon Thames 9 1,487,038 0 453,089
Rochdale 15 2,848,254 3,029,542 194,346
Rotherham 20 3,376,383 1,644,910 231,993
Rutland 1 284,499 0 323,630
Salford 15 3,165,731 2,898,590 212,746
Sandwell 18 5,110,272 4,623,927 298,203
Sefton 16 2,480,716 2,291,335 241,213
Sheffield 31 6,000,844 4,743,604 582,854
Shropshire 14 2,390,049 1,333,236 514,648
Slough 8 2,015,858 456,402 327,173
Solihull 11 1,954,298 456,402 244,100
Somerset 33 4,366,985 1,739,138 732,234
South Gloucestershire 11 1,825,296 0 527,838
South Tyneside 12 1,741,227 2,506,366 26,631
Southampton 12 2,607,160 1,710,903 323,012
Southend on Sea 11 1,868,525 542,366 243,081
Southwark 21 5,518,711 4,543,720 274,783
St. Helens 12 2,028,492 3,027,310 449,400
Staffordshire 38 6,741,890 2,670,090 986,483
Stockport 15 2,851,594 504,151 350,531
Stockton on Tees 10 1624,756 3,176,064 254,692
Stoke on Trent 13 3,167,797 3,607,154 291,582
Suffolk 35 6,049,179 1,721,597 977,712
Sunderland 17 3,297,851 4,251,511 510,016
Surrey 51 7,771,746 0 2,166,485
Sutton 10 1,799,856 751,581 330,561
Swindon 10 1,913,329 630,898 409,879
Tameside 15 2,912,093 2,426,018 202,859
Telford and Wrekin 13 2,086,804 1,198,982 208,568
Thurrock 10 2,030,520 456,402 321,070
Torbay 7 1,099,404 1,302,306 454,448
Tower Hamlets 21 6,094,142 4,411,051 352,515
Trafford 10 2,380,757 456,402 398,584
Wakefield 20 4,240,009 2,399,289 318,202
Walsall 15 3,993,429 3,086,846 266,481
Waltham Forest 14 4,776,663 2,485,010 444,444
Wandsworth 16 3,703,994 1,240,695 770,725
Warrington 11 1,929,604 1,216,984 272,856
Warwickshire 30 4,413,790 1,054,967 826,800
West Berkshire 6 1,245,575 0 375,566
West Sussex 36 5,559,324 1,348,840 1,279,846
Westminster, City of 12 2,667,426 1,876,935 304,885
Wigan 17 4,446,819 940,360 322,593
Wiltshire 20 4,106,175 0 790,413
Windsor and Maidenhead 6 1,041,716 0 343,092
Wirral 19 3,935,001 2,464,277 346,788
Wokingham 7 1,068,203 0 332,467
Wolverhampton 16 3,320,126 3,185,642 247,672
Worcestershire 25 4,612,927 1,757,680 787,042
York, City of 8 4,358,663 3,867,661 694,193

The Department allocates capital and revenue funding to local authorities for children's centres and former Sure Start local programmes through the Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare Grant.

Local authorities have responsibility for allocating the resources they receive from the Department to individual children's centres in their area. Funding should be targeted on children's centres serving the most disadvantaged children and families and we have provided guidance to local authorities on directing the greatest resource to where needs are highest.

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