National Children's Centre (trading as Yorkshire Children's Centre)

National Children's Centre (trading as Yorkshire Children's Centre)

At a glance


  • Children / families
  • Community safety / victim support / domestic violence
  • Education
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Local / community
  • Older people / later life
  • Training / employment support
  • Young people

Other details

Geographical remit: 


National Children's Centre, trading as Yorkshire Children's Centre is a medium sized charity with bases in Huddersfield & Batley (Kirklees,West Yorkshire)  serving communities locally, regionally and through lobbying work in a national capacity.

Our centres provide practical services aimed at improving the lives of children and families most in need as well as working to influence national policy and delivery of services for children.

Our Vision is a future where all children,and families achieve their full potential in life.

Our Values: Inclusive, Trusted, Challenging and Empowering. 



Our services cover 4 themes:

1. Education & Training

Brian Jackson College is an Ofsted registered Independent Inclusion School based in Heckmondwike. We are an alternative provision providing young people aged 14-16 with a broad curriculum and specialised full time support. After a recent Ofsted inspection we are proud to announce that we have been rated a “Good” School.

New Beginnings and Step Up programmes are for 16-19 year olds not in education, employment or training (NEETS) who also have additional learning needs. It supports them to gain qualifications and progress into employment or further training. Talent Match is for 18-24 year olds, providing tailored support to young people who have been out of work, education or training for 12 months or more to secure employment, take up training, further education or create their own employment and enterprise.

Health & Wellbeing

Safety Rangers - Year 5 children from across Kirklees are invited to a protected environment to experience interactive scenarios helping them learn about safety by taking part in safety related activities. Throughout out the sessions children are encouraged to think about the choices they make and the impact of their decisions. They learn about hazards that surround us daily and how to stay safe. 

Accident Prevention We promote and provide the latest safety information through our own accident prevention network to the Kirklees Children’s Workforce. 

Safety Equipment Scheme Kirklees Delivered in partnership with Kirklees Early Intervention and Targeted Support. This is a targeted scheme which enables us to supply and fit safety equipment into vulnerable families homes free of charge as well as providing current and necessary safety information. 

Healthy Start Vitamins, we manage the promotion and distribution of Healthy Start vitamins to pregnant women and children under 4 across Kirklees

Community Connections is our programme for older people and adults at risk. These volunteer led services and projects work towards involving people in their communities and reducing isolation. Half of the UK’s population aged over 75 live alone. 1 in 10 over the age of 65 say they often feel lonely, while 50% of all older people consider the television their main form of company. 

Children & Families

Child Contact Interventions - Child Contact is the time a child, or children, spends with a parent who no longer lives with them. Contact can also involve other family members such as Grandparents. Child Contact Centres help when there are safety considerations, or they can help trust and reliability to develop between parents and carers, through a range of dispute resolution work. Our centres arrange Contact in safe, secure, welcoming and child centred environments, enabling Child Contact to be a positive experience for all involved. 

Separated Parenting Information Programme (SPIP) is designed to help parents become clear about what their children need most from them as children of separated parents, while learning the fundamental principles of how to manage conflict and difficulties between separated parents. 

Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programme (DVPP) is designed for men who wish to end their violent/ abusive behaviour towards their female partner

Pass It On

A Social Enterprise is an organisation that applies commercial strategies to maximise improvements in human and environmental well being. ‘Pass It On’ is a social enterprise that currently operates seven shops selling pre loved furniture, clothing and bric-a-brac at low prices as well as a specialist clothing and vintage shop in West Yorkshire. ‘Pass It On’ operates logistic services in West/South Yorkshire that collects donated furniture and clothing while also offering a house/office clearing service and low cost house removals.

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