A Children's Information Service (CIS) team has been out and about promoting its new online directory for children and young people. The Bexley directory is an information bank of children and young people's services available in the borough. The team encouraged as many people as possible to log on and take a look at the new facility, the first of its kind for Bexley.
This new directory holds a vast amount of information for anyone that works with or cares for children and young people. The search facility allows users to find exactly what they are looking for and the easy to understand guidance makes it completely user friendly. The CIS team has spent the past few months drawing information from a range of different services for the directory. The final version lists everything from out-of-school clubs and childminders to information for disabled children and sports activities. The CIS used technology pioneered by Leeds Council to develop the directory. Extensive work has gone into the new listings that were tested by young people, parents and carers before going live.