Children and Family Centres (CFC)
CFCs offer information, family activities, support, health services and more. Services vary, but you are welcome to visit any centre that is convenient for you and your children. There are 43 CFCs across West Sussex in schools, libraries, youth centres, churches and mobile units covering rural areas. Visit our website to find details of your nearest CFC, using the website link in the Contact Details section on the right.
What we do:
- You can join in with free or low cost activities with your children; meet other families; and borrow toys from our Toy Libraries. We ask you to complete a family registration form to help us plan services for you and your child.
- You can also use public access computers and the Internet free of charge; and access information, advice and support on finding childcare, health services, housing, benefits, Jobcentre Plus and much more.
- At our larger centres you can go to child health clinics and midwife appointments; enjoy food and refreshments in a relaxed child-friendly environment; and attend training courses.
- You can drop in to your nearest CFC. Opening hours can vary for each centre so it’s best to check the website for times. Anyone can access universal services while some services may be invitation only.
- Some CFCs have hearing loops and all are wheelchair accessible. We can produce information in large print, braille or audio.