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Children centres to close

Kent County Council has proposed the closure of children's centres that 'require less support'.

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Kent children's centres to close

Kent County Council is planning to close 20 children's centres across the county.

The council says it needs to make savings and the closures will make savings of at least £1.5m.

The children's centres provide early childhood services and important support for parents and carers.

Kent council is launching a 12-week consultation today to get the views of local parents and the wider community who use the centres.

Kent County Council is committed to continuing to provide the services we currently offer through our Children's Centres and continuing to make a difference to the futures of families we help through those centres. We need to make efficiency savings and will seek to do this by minimising property and management costs."

– Jenny Whittle, Kent County Council cabinet member for specialist children's services

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