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Child Development Centre (CDC), Bedfordshire

The Child Development Centre provides services to children with developmental needs and disabilities living in North and Mid Bedfordshire. We bring together a team of professionals from health, education and children's social care who are based at, or visit the centre. Find out more about the services available at the centre via the links below, and also by exploring the local offers for special educational needs and disability in Central Bedfordshire and Bedford Borough

Where we are

Child Development Centre
Hill Rise
MK42 7EB

How to contact our services

Telephone:  01234 310278

Monday – Friday, 09.00 – 17.00

You can also find help and advice here:

Click on the links below for information about Children's Centres.

Beds Borough 
Central Beds
Mid & Central Beds
North & Bedford

CDC - our services
CDC - what to expect
CDC - resources for families
Latest News

Two Non-executive Directors sought for outstanding NHS Trust

by Sarah Turner | Sep 16, 2021

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, which delivers community services across the majority of the Eastern region, is seeking two exceptional Non-executive Directors to join their forward thinking Board.

Mary Elford, Chair of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust said: “We have exciting plans for the future and I am looking for two talented and experienced leaders to add value to our forward thinking Board and play a critical role in turning these plans into reality.

“Board Directors are playing an important role in the development of integrated care systems across our regional geography and strategic leadership and engagement within these partnerships will continue to be a priority.

“With a proven track record for introducing innovative services, we are seeking individuals with the vision and commitment to ensure we remain at the vanguard of delivering excellence and the very best outcomes for the communities we serve.”

This is an exceptional opportunity for two experienced leaders to make a positive difference to the lives of people served by the Trust. Applicants should live in or have strong connections with at least one of the areas served by the Trust.

The NHS values and promotes diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.  All appointments are made on merit so that the best people, from the widest possible pool of candidates are appointed given that the best boards are those that reflect the communities they serve.

Applications are particularly welcome from people from the local black and minority ethnic communities and disabled people who are under-represented in chair and non-executive roles.

Candidates will need to have a genuine commitment to patients and the promotion of excellent health care services.  They will have senior level experience in one of the following:

Post 1

  • Clinical and patient safety expertise gained from medical, nursing or allied disciplines in an academic, research, regulatory or clinically focused role.

Post 2

  • Recent, relevant finance experience gained in a large and complex organisation with the capacity to Chair the Audit Committee, preferably with a financial qualification.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 30th September 2021 at 11am.

The candidate information pack, including information on how to apply for these posts, can be accessed here:

For an informal and confidential discussion with Mary Elford, Chair of Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, please contact Michelle Robinson on 

For general enquiries, contact Jasmine Burleigh at NHS England/NHS Improvement on 0300 123 2429 or by emailing

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