What is a good practice HUB?
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 August 2012 13:15
A Good Practice Hub is a Children’s Centre (or group of Children’s Centres working together) that:
- explicitly includes grandparents and recognises that they are an important group with specific needs who frequently play an instrumental role in the care of their grandchild/ren.
- recognises the emotional attachment and sensitivities that grandparents have to their grandchildren, and uses this knowledge to inform methods of engagement and support.
- has tacitly supported, or is willing to support, the set up of a Grandparent and Toddler Group for the grandparents and toddlers of the Children’s Centre reach area. Due to its set up and delivery, this will be regarded as a model of good practice for others to learn from and draw upon for guidance and support.
- acts as a point of contact to signpost those interested in developing their own, to the Grandparent and Toddler group for guidance, thereby providing a model of good practice to other Children’s Centres (as well as volunteer group leaders and group leader trainers, or professionals working with families in a locality), and other relevant agencies wishing to provide such services to grandparents.
- has identified ways of engaging with grandparents and has developed materials and approaches that meet these needs and signposts grandparents to other services or sources of information.
Currently there are four Hub Children’s Centres:
Coram’s Fields Children’s Centre
93 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1DN
Elmhurst Sure Start Children’s Centre
Elmhurst Infant School, Dunsham Lane, Aylesbury ,Buckinghamshire, HP20 2DB
Seacroft Children’s Centre
South Parkway, LEEDS, LS14 6EP
Paulsgrove Area Children's Centre Portsmouth.
Cheltenham Road, Paulsgrove, Portsmouth, Hants, PO6 3PL
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