Children’s centre is ‘good’, say Ofsted inspectors

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Brigg Children’s Centre has been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted inspectors.

The centre offers services and activities for children, young people and their families from antenatal to the age of 19.

The centre, which was inspected on March 7 and 8, was rated ‘good’ in the following categories: overall effectiveness, capacity for sustained development, outcomes for families, provision, effective ness of leadership and management.

The report said the centre meets the needs of families well and provides a good service.

It said a key strength of the centre is that it listens well to the voice of the community and makes good use of available information to ensure it provides services to meet local needs.

It went on to say the centre is focussed on providing services for families with the greatest need and is successful in working with its target groups such as the local traveller community, workless families, lone and teenage parents and those experiencing mental health issues and domestic violence.

North Lincolnshire Council cabinet member for people Coun Rob Waltham said: “This is a great centre that provides support and help to young people in need.

“I’m delighted that it has been recognised nationally as a ‘good’ centre.

“Inspectors highlighted many strengths.

“We should all be proud of this fantastic achievement.”

All children’s centres are subject to an Ofsted inspection every five years.

Inspectors gather evidence from a range of interviews, observations and the examination of written information.

The children’s centre welcomes dads, grandads and male carers to all of its sessions.

The services are open and accessible to all, including those with a disability.