Health Visitors: Children's Centres

Children, Schools and Families written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Justine Greening Justine Greening Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government), Vice-Chair (Youth), Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many Sure Start (a) centres and (b) health visitors there are in each London borough; and how many such (i) centres and (ii) health visitors he expects there to be in each London borough in each of the next five years.

Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (Children, Young People and Families)

The following table details how many designated Sure Start children's centres there were in each London borough at the end of February 2010, and how many are planned to open or merge for the rest of 2010.

Local authority Designated children's centres at end of February 2010 Net expected increase due to planned designations and mergers for rest of 2010
Barking and Dagenham 16 2
Barnet 18 4
Bexley 13 3
Brent 15 5
Bromley 19 3
Camden 17 0
Croydon 26 0
Ealing 22 6
Enfield 24 0
Greenwich 24 1
Hackney 19 1
Hammersmith and Fulham 15 0
Haringey 17 2
Harrow 13 3
Havering 13 1
Hillingdon 12 6
Hounslow 14 4
Islington 16 0
Kensington and Chelsea 8 0
Kingston upon Thames 11 0
Lambeth 29 -1
Lewisham 17 2
London, City of 1 0
Merton 11 0
Newham 20 0
Redbridge 14 8
Richmond upon Thames 9 3
Southwark 21 0
Sutton 14 0
Tower Hamlets 23 0
Waltham Forest 17 0
Wandsworth 23 1
Westminster, City of 15 0

There are currently no further children's centres planned beyond 2010. Figures for the number of current health visitors working in children's centres in each London borough, and the numbers expected in the next five years, are not collected centrally.

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