Council launches Integrated Early Years Service consultation

Your view on the future shape of Tower Hamlets Council’s Integrated Early Years Service is being sought by the council.

The service ensures children and families get the best start in life at an early stage across the borough.

A public consultation has now been launched asking residents for their views as the service has to find savings of £4.3m by April 2017.

Helping children early is more effective (and more cost-effective) than addressing the problem later in life.

In April this year the Early Years Service was integrated with the Children’s Centre Service following a public consultation that received overwhelming support from residents and staff.

The next stage is to fully implement the integration by fully absorbing the Children’s Centres’ and Early Years Service’s skills into the delivery of a successful Integrated Early Years Service.

“The alignment of these services will bring about a service that is ambitious for the children and families of Tower Hamlets and provides career satisfaction to the professionals that work with children and families from birth to five,” says Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs.

The consultation will include an online survey and drop in sessions. The survey is available online (see belowO and runs until Friday 20 August. Hard copies are also available. To request a hard copy call 0207 364 4142.

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