A new round of public meetings on major changes to the way some children’s services are delivered are set to start this week.

The first meeting will take place on Thursday at the Bucks County Council (BCC) offices in Aylesbury – where plans to replace the 35 children’s centres in the county with 14 family centres will be discussed.

The High Wycombe event is planned for Monday, November 12 at the Gateway Room at Bucks New Uni from 7pm to 8.30pm and the final meeting will take place on Monday, November 19 at Large Barn Hall in Amersham from 1pm to 2.30pm.

A new consultation into BCC’s Early Help service – which provides early intervention support for families – started last month, after previous talks were abandoned earlier this year.

Three options laying out the potential future of the service have been unveiled by BCC, and will be presented to families at the information sessions.

The council’s “preferred option” is opening 14 family centres in place of the current 35 children’s in the county – which would offer help to families with young people aged 0 to 19.

For more information on the consultation visit www.buckscc.gov.uk/earlyhelp