Children's Centres

Better Start Children’s Centres aim to provide children and their families with the best start in life.

Professional request for Better Start case work support

This information is for use by professionals working with expectant parents, and parents and carers of children aged 0-4, living in Lambeth and requiring targeted support. 

If you are a parent or carer and would like to use Better Start services, please register your family

The types of Better Start case work support we provide are:  

  • Support around a child’s physical and mental health and development 
  • Support around a child’s Special Educational Needs and Education, Health and Care plan, including support around transition to nursery or school 
  • Support to access free early learning, childcare or school 
  • Support for eligible families to access the Healthy Start voucher scheme 
  • Support around parenting and co-parenting relationships 
  • Support around parental physical and mental health and well being 
  • Support around access to benefits, debt and housing 
  • Support with training or employment 

Targeted support is time bound to meet specific needs and is based on parental consent.  

If the family's needs do not require targeted support and can be met by accessing universal Better Start children’s centre services, please encourage the family to register to use Better Start services and indicate any key areas where support may be required. 

Before you compete the form, read the Better Start Lambeth Privacy Notice to learn how your information will be stored and used. 

Make a professional request for Better Start support