Alka Dass is helping lead a campaign to save Buckinghamshire’s children’s centres [Image: BBC]

A new analysis by a children’s charity accuses ministers of undermining England’s network of children’s centres and making them vulnerable to cuts and closures by cash-strapped local authorities.

Alka Dass, from High Wycombe, describes her local children’s centre as “a lifeline”.

She says professional staff there helped bring her back from postnatal depression and grief after a family bereavement.

But the centre, along with 35 others in Buckinghamshire, faces closure under a council plan to replace them with nine “community hubs” and save £3m a year.

Source: Children’s centres ‘being undermined’

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