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Community Consultation on Family Hubs

Kirklees Council want to hear your views on the way children, young people and families are supported in Kirklees when they might need some additional help.

What does the ‘Family Hubs’ model look like? 

"The model aims to be flexible and responsive, supporting families with children 0-19yrs, (25 for a young person with a special educational need or disability), who need help when and where they need it, whether that be on-line via social media and websites, face to face in the family home, in a group using a Family hub site, in a school community hub building, a community building or a local outside play space. 

 Our aim is to support families, children and young people throughout their lives. This means providing support to expectant mums and families before children are born, as children grow up and young people become independent young adults 

To help us provide the best support, we have divided Kirklees into four areas: 

• Dewsbury and Mirfield 

• Batley and Spen 

• Huddersfield 

• Kirklees Rural (Colne Valley and Holme Valley, Denby Dale & Kirkburton) 

There are already Children’s Centres in each of the above areas. These are: Dewsbury Moor; Birstall & Birkenshaw (Fieldhead Co-location Centre); the Chestnut Centre; and Slaithwaite Town Hall. 

We are suggesting that these Children’s Centres would be used for co-ordinating what’s on offer, BUT the actual support will be delivered from a number of places and locations across each area, these may change overtime and will be based on local need. 

More detail on the proposal can be found in the report that was discussed at Cabinet in December 2020."


Item 12 201215 Family hubs cabinet paper final.pdf (

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Have your say

Complete a short survey to help shape future services across our communities and make sure people get the support they need in the ways that they need it:

Online Survey

Or take part in one of the online sessions. Batley & Spen session is taking place on:

Wednesday 27th January 11am-noon

To book your place, contact: