Children's Centres:Written question - 60922

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Asked by Dan Jarvis
(Barnsley Central)
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Asked on: 19 January 2017
Department for Education
Children's Centres
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Sure Start children's centres have been opened in each of the last five years.
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Answered by: Caroline Dinenage
Answered on: 24 January 2017

As at 31 December 2016 there were 3,251 main children’s centres and sites open to families and children providing children's centre services as part of a network. Children’s centre records are maintained by local authorities and are made publicly available via the Department’s “EduBase portal” at: http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase/home.xhtml

Based on information supplied by local authorities, eight children’s centres have opened since April 2010[1].

[1] This figure for centres opened since 2010 does not include children’s centres that local authorities have reported closed and subsequently reopened. It is not possible to give a year on year breakdown.

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