About this webinar

Collaboration and the Early Years: Exploring the Benefits and Challenges of Integrated Working

Thursday 13 October 2022

The Anna Freud Centre is announcing the next webinar in the free Early Years in Mind series aimed at all early years practitioners.

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.

This webinar will also be introducing a new and more collaborative approach for Early Years in Mind which will put collaboration and co-design of resources at its heart.  


  • Claudia Coussins - Deputy Head of Early Years, Anna Freud Centre, your host for the day
  • Marvyn Harrison - Founder of Dope Black Dads 
  • Sanjana Jio - Public Health Doctor, currently of COVID - Children and Young People, Refugee and Asylum seeker settings, London Borough of Southwark 
  • A clinician from the Early Years and Prevention team  

Who is this webinar suitable for?

The event will be open to anyone in the early years sector interested in attending. All early years practitioners are welcome including nursery managers and staff, childminders, children centre managers and any other childcare practitioners. Additionally, people who work in the heath, voluntary and community sector may be interested. 


16:30-16:40: Introduction to the new Early Years in Mind by Claudia Coussins

16:40-17:30: Facilitated panel discussion 

17:30-18:00: Audience Q&A 

Accessibility and registration

This event will include BSL interpreters. Interpretation will be available for those joining on a PC or laptop. There will be automatic subtitles available.

This event will take place on Zoom, a joining link will be sent to you closer to the event date. 

Registration will close at 13:00 on Thursday 13 October. Please book your place before this time to secure your place at the event.

System requirements for webinar

The online platform Zoom will be used to deliver this event. Prior to booking on, please ensure you meet the system requirements so you're able to join this event. 

Before the event, please test your equipment is working by going to and follow the instructions.

13th October 2022
  • 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)
  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • 16:30-18:00 (UK Time)



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