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Training and events

The National Centre for Family Hubs is planning a series of national and regional events to support local Family Hub providers in setting up and delivering their early help services. Our events schedule will be built around what you tell us you would like help with so they can be tailored and meaningful.

Below you'll find details of all our upcoming training and events to support local Family Hub providers.  

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  • London Family Hubs Development Community of Practice: Tour of a Family Hub

    The London family hubs development community of practice gathering bring together colleagues in London who are leading the development of family hubs or are interested in starting their journey to develop family hubs. They provide an opportunity to: -find out more about the role of the National Centre for Family Hubs -hear about the family hubs development journey in Westminster -take a tour of a family hub -share learning with others working on family hub development in London

    • Church Street Family Hub
    • 11th October 2022
    • 2 hours
    Details
  • Collaboration and the Early Years: Exploring the Benefits and Challenges of Integrated Working

    In line with policy developments around Family Hubs, Integrated Care Support and the development of the NHS Long Term plan, it’s becoming more common for early years settings to work more closely and share knowledge with a variety of different services and organisations. Fantastic collaboration is also happening at a community and grassroots level. To recognise this shift, we will be hearing from professionals and experts by experience as they explore the benefits and challenges of partnerships and multi-agency working in relation to improving outcomes for infants, children and their families

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 13th October 2022
    • 1 hour 30 minutes
    Details
  • National Centre for Family Hubs Bite-Sized Training: Place-based Strategies for Implementing Family Hubs – Learning from National Literacy Trusts Placed-based Work to Support Early Language

    Place-based initiatives aim to achieve change by bringing cross-sector organisations together to address the underlying causes of complex social problems in a more holistic and joined-up way. Place-based initiatives often build on the assets, confidence, capacity and connectedness of local communities, and support people to improve their life opportunities and outcomes. A central concept in place-based working is that of collective impact, developed by Stanford University - Initiatives that bring together multiple local assets and agencies and use multiple localised approaches to tackle entrenched social challenges in a focused way achieve greater success.

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 18th October 2022
    • 1 hour
    Details
  • What works? Family Hub Innovation Fund: Findings to Date

    The Department for Education (DfE) have commissioned Sheffield Hallam University and the Ecorys partnership to deliver a programme of research for the Family Hubs Evaluation Innovation Fund. The evaluations are working with six local authorities (LAs) across England, each with a different family hub model and stage of maturity.

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 2nd November 2022
    • 1 hour 30 minutes
    Details
  • Using Behavioural Insights to Increase the Reach and Take-Up of Family Hub Services - Findings and Lessons Learnt

    This event will explore how to design good-quality local behavioural insights projects to test what works to increase the reach and take-up of family hub services by families who experience exclusion and barriers to accessing services. It will include findings and lessons learnt from the behavioural science research projects conducted by Sheffield Hallam University in collaboration with four local authorities as part of round 1 of the Department for Education research.

    • Online – live via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
    • 17th November 2022
    • 1 hour 30 minutes
    Details
  • London Family Hubs Community of Practice Gathering

    This London family hubs community of practice gathering will bring together colleagues in London who are leading the development of family hubs or are interested in starting their journey to develop family hubs. It will be an opportunity to connect with others developing family hubs, and share challenges and learning.

    • London - central/north (exact venue TBC)
    • 6th December 2022
    • 3 hours and 30 minutes
    Details

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