This first joint Engage London – CYP Together event brings together funders in London with network members to discuss current needs, challenges and opportunities for local infrastructure organisations in their work on children, young people and families. Children, young people and families are one of London Funders key priorities and this will be a great opportunity to explore the value of local infrastructure together.
In two, action-packed days, you'll take away advice on how you can really make a difference in your setting; learn about what's next for Ofsted and put your burning questions to the Childcare Minister. We'll also hear the inspirational story of Sarah Lomas, about overcoming incredible adversity and living a full and rewarding life
This April has seen the start of one of the biggest changes to family working policy in recent years. This is the introduction of Shared Parental Leave, which allows both mothers and fathers to take time off following the birth or adoption of a child.
The PAS 2015 conference, Creating Loving Relationships, is focusing on relationships. Increasingly, the importance of relationships within families is being recognised. Children don't come alone. They come as part of a family, with complex and intersecting relationships. We need to recognise this, and to support the whole family. Being a parent isn't so much a job as a relationship; in fact, a whole set of interacting relationships. Like all relationships, being a parent has its good times and its bad times, and most families will have times when they need some help. It's important then that the relationships between families and professionals are nurturing, and help families to forge loving relationships within the family.
All our conferences are delivered in various regions across the UK but with a National focus, they are relevant for delegates from across the country.
The expanded Troubled Families (TF) programme has ambitious service transformation goals and will work with a broader range of multiple problems. Moving forward, the TF programme will extend to a further 400,000 families with a budget of £200m in 2015/16 and will include families with a parent in prison and on community orders.