News and updates

Family Hub

The pilot Family Hub at the Yvonne Carr centre is designed to create holistic family support under one roof, so families get the right help at the earliest opportunity to improve the lives of children.

Services include midwifery, health visiting and children’s centre services, and more streamlined access to other new services such as housing support, career advice and much more.

A key aim of the hub is to support parents to develop good relations both with their children and the people delivering the services and help families get the help they need, when they need it within their local communities.

View the Autumn 2023 timetable

You can visit the Hub at:

2 Thessaly Road

Opening hours: 9am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday

Telephone: 020 8871 8585

National guidance updates: May 2023

On Thursday 25 May, the government published amended school discipline regulations, updated suspension and permanent exclusion guidance, and a guide for parents on school behaviour and exclusion.

The primary aim of the statutory guidance is to equip headteachers to create calm, safe, and supportive environments which children and young people want to attend and where both pupils and staff can thrive and reach their potential in safety and dignity.

The guide for parents delivers on a key recommendation from the Timpson review for the department to produce more accessible guidance for parents and carers to help them gain a comprehensive understanding of school behaviour and exclusion.

Key updates include:

  • Updated suspension and permanent exclusion guidance which sets out legislative changes to support head teachers to cancel exclusions where appropriate if new information becomes known which warrants a review of their decision to exclude in a lawful, reasonable and fair way. It also sets out an important choice for parents to request remote meetings for governing boards and independent review panel meetings, if they so wish, which supports their empowerment and engagement