About this webinar

This webinar will explore how family hubs can be implemented to enable accessible and effective support to be offered to young people in the 8-18 age range (and up to 25 for young people with SEND).

The Family Hubs policy envisions an integrated, whole-family support service which is accessible and effective at improving outcomes for parents, children and young people. With many areas transitioning their children's centre estate and workforce into their family hubs, careful consideration is required of the very different set of approaches needed to enable effective access and support for adolescents compared to work with early years and parents.

We have an array of experts and experienced leaders joining us to share evidence and insights into how to design and improve your family hubs model to cater to young people, starting with our Youth Participation Adviser, Nasreen Siddique.

We will then hear from Youth Endowment Fund, Centre for Mental Health, Young Westminster Foundation, and the event will be hosted by Liz Cracknell, AMBIT Co-lead here at the Anna Freud Centre.

Together we will discuss why integrating services for young people into family hubs can add value, what are the key things to consider and implement when designing this service integration, how this has worked in practice in different local authorities, and what are the pitfalls to avoid.

This seminar will have automatic subtitles available.

Event Format

  • Introduction
  • A young person’s perspective on family hubs
  • A review of the evidence
  • Local Authority case studies of youth services integrated into family hubs
  • VCS partners sharing expertise and approaches
  • Q&A with speakers
  • Close

Confirmed speakers:

  • Liz Cracknell, AMBIT Co-lead, Anna Freud Centre
  • Nasreen Siddique, Youth Participation Advisor - National Centre for Family Hubs, Anna Freud Centre
  • Caleb Jackson, Head of Change - Youth Sector, Youth Endowment Fund
  • Phil Barron, CEO, Young Westminster Foundation
  • Kadra Abdinasir, Associate Director of Children & Young People's Mental Health, Centre for Mental Health
Who is this event suitable for?

Local Authorities and other stakeholders running family hubs or considering setting them up.

System requirements for online event

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

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

10th February 2022
  • Online - via Zoom (Joining instructions will be sent to the email address you booked on with at least one working day before the event)
  • 1.5 hours
  • 10:00 - 11:30 (UK Time)



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