Cluster forms to bring child services together

A scheme to bring together children and family services in a large area of Leeds is being launched this week.

Fourteen schools in Yeadon and Guiseley are among those that have joined forces to create the Aireborough Extended Services Cluster.

The scheme will be launched at a conference starting at 3pm in the LA Fitness club in Yeadon tomorrow.

The meeting will be chaired by Paul Morrissey, head teacher of Guiseley School and chair of the new Aireborough Community Access group, which brings together representatives of the local community and service providers.

Organisers say the launch event will provide an opportunity for the community to be involved in setting local priorities aimed at supporting children, young people and families in their area.

Joining the 14 schools will be Queensway Children’s Centre, West Yorkshire Police, NHS, Leeds City Council’s early years, youth, leisure, social and housing services, Leeds Trinity and All Saints College, Park Lane College, Leeds Playnetwork and a range of voluntary, private sector, faith and community groups.

The cluster has been drawn up in response to new Government guidelines.