More resources for open centresThe budget for open centres in the city has increased by €110,000 this year and now stands at €2.5 million.
The open centres provide a daily prevention service, outside compulsory school hours, for accompanying, stimulating and fostering personality development among young children and teenagers aged 0 to 16, as well as socialisation and the acquisition of basic recreational learning.
This year two new centres have been set up and two more are expected to be set up in 2019, in the Sant Martí and Sant Andreu districts. The city currently has 26 open centres for young children and teenagers from vulnerable families. It is calculated that they attended to 2,600 in the last school year, which is slightly up on the previous year’s total of 2,519.
The network of open centres for children and adolescents was set up in April 2006 to improve the socio-educational care offered to the most vulnerable children and their families.