Children's services - next steps | Oxfordshire County Council

Children's services - next steps

Information about meetings and the decision-making process.


Engagement with community groups wishing to take on the delivery of open access children’s services in their local area

February 2016

May 2016

September 2016

Community Initiatives event

14 October 2016

Deadline for submission of Asset Transfer Expression of Interest (docx format, 112Kb)

21 October 2016

Transition fund application deadline (first round)

09 January 2017

Transition fund application deadline (second round)

14 April 2017

Transition fund application deadline (third round)

Implementation - April 2017

Implementation of the first tranche

Review - July 2017

July 2017  

Review viability of approach. 

Further information

If you have any queries that have not been addressed here or in the project document or are interested in starting discussions on future proposals, contact us.

OxLEP Business Support Programme

A number of children's centres have been in contact with the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) business support programme for additional support during the transition process.

Grant Hayward, who is 'network navigator' for social enterprise and social innovation has been in discussion with some of you about your plans and ideas for long-term sustainability.

Under the OxLEP OBS programme, free support is available to businesses, including social enterprises and charities, and Grant has offered to run a workshop for the children’s centres that will help explore opportunities for sustainability and also to share and learn from each other. This service is free of charge, funded by European Regional Development Funding.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Grant Hayward by emailing

Last reviewed
10 May 2017
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