Children's Centres - resources for staff

Below are some useful resources for staff working in Children's Centres:

The Children’s Centre e-Bulletin is a recommended for anyone involved in the design, development and delivery of services to children and families.

Published monthly, it provides guidance for Children’s Centre development; information about upcoming Children’s Centre events; national and local policy updates; training opportunities and good news stories from around the county.

Please take the time to download, read, and share with your teams and practitioner partners as appropriate. 

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​For Information regarding the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) which replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) please visit GOV.UK.

Ofsted inspections

  • Inspection handbook
    The handbook sets out what Children’s Centres can expect in an Ofsted inspection
  • Ofsted inspection subsidiary guidance
    This is designed to provide additional guidance on particular aspects of a Children’s Centre inspection by Ofsted
  • Self-evaluation form and guidance 
    This form’s purpose is to help you in your own self-evaluation and be a basis for the inspection of your Children’s Centre(s)

 

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Fostering with Northamptonshire County Council

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We urgently need foster carers for older children. Can you help to shape their future? To find out more go to: www.fosterme.co.uk

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Fostering

Our fostering team are in the Grosvenor Centre, Northampton today. If fostering is something you have been thinking about or would like to find out m...

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7 in 10 cases of chlamydia are symptomless, Find out more about why using a condom is the way forward: http://po.st/0bW8A4 #ProtectAgainstSTIs

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Finding foster families for older children is a top priority as we need foster carers to give local children aged between 11 and 18 the supportive hom...

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Teach Northamptonshire

This half term why not come and see what a beautiful county Northamptonshire is to teach in.

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This summer’s Women’s Tour was watched by a record-breaking 80,000 people in Northamptonshire – 12,500 more than last year.