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To raise my eyebrows at this intrusive survey?

(11 Posts)
ThatBastardSanta Sat 17-Nov-12 09:21:29

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DameEnidsOrange Sat 17-Nov-12 09:26:34

I hope it is so that they can identify families who may need some additional support and give it to them but in reality it is probably a box ticking excercise

Svrider Sat 17-Nov-12 09:29:52

The group will have to fight for funding
If they can prove that vulnerable, ethnic, etc families use the centre, funding will be easier to get

DIYapprentice Sat 17-Nov-12 09:30:57

If they don't have enough families who need additional support they may not receive as much funding next time around. If they find that most children in the area are formula fed funding may be provided for a breast feeding councillor, etc.

A few Sure Start centres in areas identified as not not meeting the needs of those needing additional support were closed, or their remit and services provided changed drastically.

AgentProvocateur Sat 17-Nov-12 09:30:59

It helps in funding applications for the future too. Funders always want to know that sort of stuff - and if it was mainly used by children of two working parents, with no health or language or poverty issues, it would be unlikely to get much funding in the future.

Also, for example, if they can prove that lots of people don't have English as a first language, they might get funding to run classes.

AgentProvocateur Sat 17-Nov-12 09:31:34

Massive cross post!

carabos Sat 17-Nov-12 09:36:26

a) you don't have to fill the form in.
b) you don't have to put the truth - except for the bits that really matter.

ThatBastardSanta Sat 17-Nov-12 09:41:41

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ThatBastardSanta Sat 17-Nov-12 09:42:23

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weirdlyunique Sat 17-Nov-12 10:00:36

No it wont harm there funding it just means that the data impact what sort of services they provide iyswim e.g lots of lone parents they may start up a lone parent group, lots of children with speech needs and they set up a language and play session ect

They also have to be seen targeting certain demographics as well as part of being a children's centre such as baby clinics, certain courses available to parents such as fire safety ect and send home forms to ensure that people using the centre get the info about these things

lljkk Sat 17-Nov-12 10:16:56

Being the wrong group in a survey can definitely have unpleasant consequences.

DS preschool got booted off YWCA premises, precisely because a survey found that vast majority of preschool mothers were over 30 & the management decided that they wanted to focus on meeting needs of women under 30. Preschool didn't fit with that.

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