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Governance & Partnership Board

The Sure Start Palfrey Children’s Centre Partnership Board is the decision-making body of the Children’s Centre.


Governance (Partnership Board)

The Sure Start Palfrey Children’s Centre Partnership Board is the decision-making body of the Children’s Centre.  Reflecting the Children’s Centre’s reach area, the Partnership Board is made up of representatives from statutory and community organisations and well as service users. The Board meets regularly throughout the year and aims to oversee the management of the Children’s Centre and its services.

The Children’s Centre provide regular updates to Partnership Board about user feedback obtained through consultations. This enables the Partnership Board to scrutinise the quality of services delivered and hold the Centre Manager to account.

Ofsted have acknowledged the effectiveness of the Partnership Board in holding the Children’s Centre to account:

“The Partnership Board holds the centre to account extremely well by championing the needs of the community and ensuring services are effective”

 How parents & children can get involved

Would you like to join the Sure Start Palfrey Partnership Board and have your say in the development of Sure Start services for families with pre-school children in Palfrey, Delves, Caldmore, Chuckery, Paddock & Park Hall? 

By joining the Sure Start Palfrey Children’s Centre Partnership Board, you will have a real say about the running and direction of the centre.

Any parent / carer, including childminders, can volunteer to put themselves  forward as a Parent Representative. Your role will be to act as a link between the community and the centre.

If you are interested in joining the Partnership Board please get in touch.   Our partnership with parents is key to our work and we welcome your feedback on any aspect of service delivery.  Whether you have any comments, complaints or compliments about the Children’s Centre or any of the services on offer, we want to hear from you.  You can speak to a Sure Start member of staff at any of the activities or call us on 01922 642382.  Alternatively why not get in touch through the Contact Us page on this website.