What are Children and Family Hubs?
Children and Family Hubs provide information, help and support to families from conception up until age 19 (or 25 for young people with special educational needs and disabilities).
Children and Family Hub services are spread across multiple locations and facilities.
They bring council, health, voluntary and community organisations together so families can access more local services, guidance and advice when it is required.
Our aspiration is for every child to have the best start in life, grow up in a child-friendly borough and receive the support they need when they need it.
Children and Family Hubs will enable us to work with families to increase resilience and independence, supporting parents and carers to improve outcomes for children and families, and improve educational attainment.
How does it work?
We have broadened the role of four of our children’s centres into Children and Family Hubs:
- Woodberry Down
- Ann Tayler
These Children and Family Hubs have extended their support for families with children and young people aged up to 19 years old (or up to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities), rather than just offering support for families with children under 5.
Access, connection and relationships are at the heart of Children and Family Hubs. This means that services are responsive to family needs as they arise, taking a whole-family approach and utilising resources flexibly and creatively to meet those needs. This approach makes it easier for parents with children of different ages to access the support and information they need in one place.
The Children and Family Hubs work in partnership with a number of services and voluntary sector organisations to provide access to a wide range of activities for children and their families. This includes a network of children’s centres, youth hubs, libraries, adventure playgrounds, health and community centres and spaces in Hackney. Additionally, services are available virtually or can be delivered directly to families in the comfort of their homes.
Find your local Children and Family Hub or Children's Centre
Check our directory to find your nearest hub or centre. You can also read a description of what support you can find there.