Southcourt Family Centre Plus (Aylesbury)
Where to go
- Aylesbury College Campus, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 8PD
- 01296 398242
Following the latest Government advice, the Family Support Service will no longer be running drop-in sessions at the 3 Family Centre Plus sites (Mapledean, Southcourt, and Newtown). For now, all Family Centre sites will remain closed to help prevent the risk of spreading COVID 19.
If you need urgent support and you have a Family Worker, please call them directly. Family Support Workers will be maintaining regular contact with existing clients to offer support and advice.
If you don’t currently have a Family Worker and need some help or advice you can contact the Buckinghamshire Family Information Service on 01296 383293
You can make a request for support by completing the online form.
If you are concerned about the welfare of a child you should contact First Response on 01296 383962 (or 0800 999 7677 out of hours).
About Southcourt Family Centre Plus (Aylesbury)
We provide a range of open-access sessions and universal health services for families with children aged 0 to 19 years (or up to age 25 for those with SEND).
As the new Family Support Service launches we will be developing the timetables to respond to local need, so they may be subject to change.
Please check the timetable for more details.
Family Centres update Monday 6 July 2020: We are reviewing the most recent government guidance on social distancing and the use of council buildings and community settings, in order to finalise plans to re-start targeted support at some family centres in the coming weeks. This will mean we can support those families most in need of help.
We are not yet able to confirm when universal and drop-in sessions will restart at Family Centres as they cannot be accommodated under the current social distancing restrictions.
We will update the Buckinghamshire Family Information Service and Buckinghamshire Council websites when we have more information.
Our provision provides support services for all families with children aged 0 to 19 years and up to 25 years for those with a SEND.
Our aims are to improve parenting, health and children’s development and to provide a safe and stimulating environment for children, young people and their families to flourish, develop and learn.
- Local Offer Age Bands
16 to 18
12 to 15
19 to 25
2 to 4
0 to 1
8 to 11
5 to 7
- Needs Level
- All Needs Met
- SEN Provision Type
- Universal service (No referral required)
General Local Offer Response
- What needs does your service or activity aim to meet for children and young people with SEND and their families?
Encouraging and supporting families to attend the Centre services. To enable parents and children to socialise with other children and families (especially those groups who are hard to reach/engage, Outreach Families. To enable parents to receive signposting, support, advice and encouragement from the Centre and other parents To enable the children to experience different forms of play, creative activities, sensory experiences. Children to develop through experiencing fun, play and learning To enable parents and children to interact with each other and engage in meaningful play. Outreach support in the home for families with particular needs such as the holding hands parenting programme.
- What outcomes does your service or activity aim to achieve for children and young people with SEND and their families?
Parents provided with good information so they can make decisions, which will have a significant effect on their children’s life chances. Parents to know, what support and services are available to help them bring up their children, and how to access them. Families signposted into support as appropriate feel confident to provide good life chance for their children. Children to develop social skills in preparation for starting pre-school, nursery or school. Children to enjoy a variety of fun activities and play and learn through this participation. Parents to feel confident in parenting and picking up parenting skills and support through attendance. Personal, Social and Emotional development. Physical development. Communication and Language development. Outreach support, action plan to specifically help family with individual needs. Emotional and practical support from Outreach Worker.
- How can children and young people with SEND and their families start to use your service or activity?
Families can attend our services and register by completing a Family Centre Membership form. Outreach support can be provided by self-referral or by referral from a health visitor or other professional.
- How is your service or activity fully accessible to children, young people with SEND and their families, for example, facilities, support from staff?
We welcome all families to all of our services, staff are dedicated to supporting families using our centre and its services. Our building is fully compliant with the disability requirements. We provide a warm, welcoming and fun learning environment for children and their families. Large and inviting outdoor play environment. Sensory equipment available during sessions. Disabled toilets.
- How do you communicate with children, young people with SEND and their families?
Via email, Facebook, by telephone and/or post.
- What training have your staff and/or volunteers received to support children and young people with SEND and their families?
Safeguarding First Aid Early Language Development Programme Hey Programme (Healthy Eating in Young Children)