National Centre for Family Hubs: Youth and Family Hubs webinar
17th October 2023
The Youth and Family Hubs Webinar is an engaging and informative online event which will explore developing youth services in family hubs. This virtual gathering serves as a platform for professionals, educators, social workers, parents, and youth advocates to come together and explore effective strategies, share best practices, and discuss innovative solutions to support the well-being and development of youth and families.
National Centre for Family Hubs conference on relational practice
5th October 2023
Relational practice is an approach to working both with individual and across systems that is built on trust. Successful implementation of a family hubs approach requires the behaviours and relationships that support collaboration to be developed, nurtured and modelled right across the family services system. A relational frame can support you to think about the people who make up a system and how those people relate to one another.
Family Hub induction webinar
26th September 2023
This induction session will provide an overview of the National Centre for Family Hubs, including the national policy context for family hubs and our approach to working with local authorities across the country. The session is aimed at any new starters in family hubs or existing staff who would like to find out more about the National Centre for Family Hubs. The session will introduce delegates to the range of support on offer to local authorities, including online resources, regional and national support.
National Centre for Family Hubs and Foundations resource refresher webinar
6th July 2023
This webinar will provide an overview for navigating the family hub resources available through the National Centre for Family Hubs and Foundations
Participation and coproduction in family hubs using the Lundy model
22nd June 2023
This webinar will provide an overview of participation and coproduction in family hubs using the Lundy model
Developing a Start for Life offer
16th May 2023
This webinar covers: – The importance of developing an integrated Start for Life offer at the heart of a Family Hub – Examples from 2 areas – Islington and Northumberland; where this work is embedded and how they went about developing it – Hear from NHS England about how they feed into this work.
National conference: integration
27th April 2023
On 27th April 2023, we held our third national conference. The conference gathered professionals to explore evidence from research, the experiences of families and young people, and best practice from local areas and what we can learn about developing integrated family hub services.
Family Hub Innovation Fund: findings to date
9th February 2023
The Department for Education (DfE) have commissioned Sheffield Hallam University and the Ecorys partnership to deliver a programme of research for the Family Hubs Evaluation Innovation Fund. The evaluations are working with six local authorities (LAs) across England, each with a different family hub model and stage of maturity. This learning event shares emerging findings from the evaluation to date and plans for the next wave of data collection.
Place-based strategies for implementing family hubs – National Literacy Trusts placed-based work
18th October 2022
Place-based initiatives aim to achieve change by bringing cross-sector organisations together to address the underlying causes of complex social problems in a more holistic and joined-up way.
National conference: Co-producing accessible and inclusive family hubs
8th September 2022
On 8th September 2022, we held our second national conference. The conference gathered professionals to 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.
Bite-sized training – Infant Mental Health Awareness Week (IMHAW): Trauma and cultural sensitivity
15th June 2022
We marked IMHAW (13th – 19th June) with an online bite-sized training: ‘Trauma and cultural sensitivity’. Dr Abi Miranda and Professor Peter Fonagy of the Anna Freud Centre led this session, drawing on their extensive experience of working with families with trauma.
Bite-sized training: Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) and family hubs
1st June 2022
On 1st June 2022 we hosted a free training on Intergrated Care Systems (ICS) and family hubs. The training was led by Anna Freud Centre’s Clinical Director, Andrea King and explored ICS planning, long term plan and local transformation plan design and transformation in the context of family hub implementation. ICSs are a current priority as they respond to the increased stress for families and deteriorating emotional and mental health needs of infants, toddlers, children, young people and families.
Bite-sized training: AMBIT and whole-family working
19th May 2022
On 19th May we hosted this bite-sized training on Adaptive Mentalization Based Integrated Treatment (AMBIT), an approach developed here at the Anna Freud Centre. This training is helpful for local authorities and family hub providers who are developing or working in family hubs or supporting families programme. This training unpacks what AMBIT is and how it can support whole family working
How family hubs can improve the lives of children and young people (CYP) with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND) and those around them
29th March 2022
On 29th March the National Centre for Family Hubs held a webinar to explore how those implementing family hubs can ensure families with one or more children with SEND can have equitable access to services, easy connections to local information and the support they need, and relationships with those with whom they work.
Service Design and Commissioning of Family Hubs webinar
3rd March 2022
On 3rd March the National Centre for Family Hubs held a webinar to explore the considerations and challenges in designing and commissioning family hubs.
Using behavioural insights to increase the reach and take-up of family hub services
10th March 2022
The National Centre for Family Hubs (NCFH) hosted a webinar on the Department of Education’s Behavioural Insights project which is entering it’s second round.
Youth and family hubs webinar
10th February 2022
The National Centre for Family Hubs (NCFH) hosted a webinar on youth and family hubs in which our panel considered how family hubs and the surrounding youth and family help systems are accessible and effective in supporting young people.
Best Start for Life and family hubs webinar
19th January 2022
The National Centre for Family Hubs (NCFH) hosted a webinar on Best Start for Life and Family Hubs on 19th January 2022.
The event explored how family hubs can support the delivery of effective start for life services during the critical 1,001 days.
The programme included an update on the work of the Start for Life Unit from the Rt Hon. Dame Andrea Leadsom DBE MP, an overview of the evidence, and an interactive panel session to explore implementation challenges and learning from local areas.
Reducing Parental Conflict and family hubs webinar
2nd December 2021
This webinar was held in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) who are leading the Reducing Parental Conflict Programme, and national government initiative. The webinar explored how family hubs can support the delivery of effective relationship support to reduce parental conflict.
Implementing family hubs conference
2nd November 2021
The National Centre for Family Hubs virtual conference on Implementing Family Hubs.
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