National Conference: Co-Producing Accessible and Inclusive Family Hubs

About this online conference

Thursday 8th September 2022

Access is one of the key principles underpinning family hubs. The success of family hubs in improving outcomes for families and children hinges on their ability to reach those that could benefit from support but may not currently be receiving it. The second National Centre for Family Hubs conference will explore evidence from research, the experiences of families and young people, and best practice from local areas and what we can learn about developing accessible and inclusive family hubs. This will be considered in the context of the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on certain groups, particularly those experiencing social and economic disadvantage and exclusion.

Accessible and inclusive family hub design requires meaningful co-production that priorities the inclusion of those whose views and ideas have not previously been heard or those for whom services are not easily accessible. Delivery of services considers the selection and design of family hub spaces, a blended offer that includes virtual/digital delivery and outreach, and the participation of families and young people in the delivery of services. Behaviours and relationships that support collaboration are nurtured and modelled across the family services system, underpinned by strong leadership and a well-supported workforce. 

Who is this event suitable for

Those leading the development of family hubs, or interested in developing family hubs, from across local authority, health, education, early years and VCS.  

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

Registration will close at 15:00 on Wednesday 7th September. Please book your place before this time to secure your place at the conference.

System requirements for online event

The online platform Zoom will be used to deliver this webinar. Prior to booking on, please ensure you meet the system requirements so you're able to join this event. Before the webinar, please test your equipment is working by going to and follow the instructions.

Implementing Family Hubs Conference 2nd November 2021

If you would like to watch the recording of the last National Centre for Family Hubs conference or look at the resources from this event, please click here.

8th September 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)
  • 6 hours
  • 9:30 - 15:30 (UK Time)



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