Southcourt Family Centre Plus (Aylesbury)
Where to go
- Aylesbury College Campus, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 8PD
- 01296 398242
If you need urgent support and you have a Family Worker, please call them directly. 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).
My First Playtime (Southcourt)
Thursdays | 10am to 11:30am
Youth Drop-in (Southcourt)
Thursdays | 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Play and Explore (Southcourt)
Fridays | 10am to 11:30am
School Avoidance Workshop for Parents/Carers (Online)
Friday 12 March 9:30am to 11:30am and Friday 23 April 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Timetables and Documents
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).
Timetables will be developed to respond to local need, so they may be subject to change. Please check the timetable for more details.
Update 18 December 2020
Due to the ongoing restrictions and the latest government guidance, the Family Support Service will continue to be available for families who need help in the following ways:
If you need urgent support and you have a Family Worker, please call them directly. Family Workers will be offering support to new and existing clients as usual. They will agree with you how and where this will take place to make sure it is covid-safe.
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 383 293, or you can make an online request for support.
Family centres are not able to deliver face-to-face group sessions or drop-ins during the current Covid restrictions. Some group activities may be offered on-line and you will be contacted if this is the case. Appointment-only health clinics will continue to run from the family centres.
Appointments can be made for telephone or online advice, and in some cases individual meetings to provide support and guidance. Appointments can be arranged by emailing the family centre plus site or by calling the BFIS duty team. To book an appointment please email:
Chiltern and South Buckinghamshire Newtown Family Centre Plus (Chesham) Newtownfcp@buckinghamshire.gov.uk
Aylesbury Vale Southcourt Family Centre Plus Southcourtfcp@buckinghamshire.gov.uk
Wycombe Area Mapledean Family Centre Plus Mapledeanfcp@buckinghamshire.gov.uk
Or call BFIS duty on 01296 383 293
If you are concerned about the welfare of a child you should contact First Response on 01296 383 962 (or 0800 999 7677 out of hours).
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)
Images from Southcourt Family Centre Plus (Aylesbury)
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