Using Behavioural Insights to Increase the Reach and Take-Up of Family Hub Services - Findings and Lessons Learnt

Tuesday 7 March 10:00-11:30

About this webinar

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. 

Projects in round 1 have focussed on: 

  • Designing a communications and social media campaign to engage new fathers in a peer support group to support the transition to parenthood during the postnatal period. 
  • Using a new communications strategy in schools to promote engagement of families with school aged children in services to support children’s emotional well-being/mental health. 
  • Using Family Hub staff and Parent Champion outreach in community settings to promote engagement of families with young children and English as a second language in universal Stay and Play sessions. 
  • Evaluating the communications component of a new father inclusive strategy to promote male carer engagement in family support. 
Who is this event suitable for

Local Authorities and other local partners involved in the development and delivery of family hubs.

Accessibility and registration

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This webinar 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 Monday 6 March. Please book your place before this time.

System requirements for online event

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7th March 2023
  • 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
  • 10:00 - 11:30 (UK Time)


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