The Virtual College Training Hub
Wednesday 21 September, 12pm until 2pm, online
An overview of the work of Family Hubs, with best practice examples and chance for an extended discussion and Q&A
Partner event: Delivered by the Child Health and Wellbeing Network North East and North Cumbria
Family Hubs are a system-wide model of providing high-quality, whole-family, joined-up family support services from pregnancy through to age 19 (up to 25 years for young people with SEND). Family Hubs are comprised of relevant health, local authority, public health, education, and VCS organisations, and cover services from antenatal education through to youth work. The government has pledged >£300 million to transform services for babies, children, young people and parents/carers – a large number of areas in the North East were identified as eligible* for Family Hubs and Start for Life funding in April 2022.
The aim of this huddle is to bring the Family Hub conversation in the region to a relevant broad audience.
*currently no areas of North Cumbria are eligible for this funding – but they are eligible for support from the National Centre and may wish to develop their Family Hubs offer
Speakers are expected to include:
Catherine Barker, Head of Development, Family Hubs Network
Bronia Arnott, Regional Coordinator, National Centre for Family Hubs, Anna Freud Centre
Kellie Wigley, Service Lead – Family Support, Stockton on Tees Borough Council
Jackie McCormick, Senior Manager Early Help and Prevention Services, Northumberland County Council
A panel of system representatives to aid discussion and debate