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Torbay Children's Centres

What we do

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We aim to ensure that every child gets the best start in life.

Torbay 0-19 Partnership

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust are working with Action for Children and the Children’s Society as the new Torbay 0-19 Partnership. This will be the first of its kind in the region and possibly the UK and aims to combine develop and deliver services both universally and targeted for the Torbay children, young people and their families/carers.

Our Vision for the service is: To work alongside our communities in Torbay to provide an excellent service that supports and helps children, young people and their families/carers be safe, happy, and healthy and reach their full potential.

In the meantime services will continue to operate in their current format, provided from the same locations and referrals for children and young people will be received in exactly the same way.

Key elements of the future model of delivery are as follows:
•Family hubs (from existing Children’s Centres)
•Single point of access (telling your story once)
•Greater focus towards prevention and early help
•Integrated workforce
•Trauma informed
•Progressive universalism
•Strengths based and building community capacity

We want to involve as many people as possible in developing services towards this vision including children, young people and their families/carers, staff and stakeholders, such as yourselves, to make sure we work towards and achieve the vision.

If you would like to get involved and be a part of creating this vision please contact us.


Torbay Children's Centres have centres in Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, and offer drop-in clinics, family support, workshops, play cafes, antenatal sessions, fun activities and much more for families with children under 5 and those preparing for parenthood.

The aim of all Children's Centres within the area is to improve outcomes for young children and their families by:

  • Reducing inequalities in child development and school readiness
  • Improving parents' aspirations, self-esteem and parenting skills
  • Improving child and family health and life chances.

Children's Centres contribute to ensuring that every child gets the best start in life. They also work towards better opportunities for parents, and a stronger and safer community.

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