Children's Centres: Closures

Department for Education written question – answered on 3rd October 2019.

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Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Chair, Home Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish a list including the postcode locations of the Sure Start children’s centres that have closed between 2010 and the most recent year for which figures are available.

Photo of Michelle Donelan Michelle Donelan Government Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

Data on children’s centres is supplied by local authorities via the department’s Get Information about Schools (GIAS) database portal at: https://www.get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/.

Based on the information supplied by local authorities[1], the attached spreadsheet provides details of the name and post-code of children’s centres that closed between 2010 and 30 September 2019.

[1] The list of children’s centres closed between 2010 and 30 September 2019 is based on information supplied by local authorities as at 1 October 2019 (10:00am). These figures may be different to previous answers, and could change again in future, since local authorities may update the database at any time.

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