Our Virtual Roundtables

In March when Covid-19 lockdown was looming, we swiftly switched our plans for a Family Hubs Conference & Fair to a series of Virtual Roundtables. These gave us a fantastic opportunity to hear how Family Hubs were rising to the unprecedented challenges of the majority of families being required to stay behind closed doors. 

We held seven 1-hour virtual roundtable discussions between 23rd March and 6th April 2020, with a range of partners delivering Family Hubs across England.  

Our 35 participants represented the following organisations: Action for Children,  Barnardos, Changing Futures North East, Children’s Commissioner for England, Connected LivesDepartment for Work and Pensions (Reducing Parental Conflict)Doncaster Council,  Essex County Council, Family Support FegansKensington & Chelsea London Borough CouncilKirklees Council, Manifesto to Strengthen FamiliesMinistry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (The Troubled Families Programme)Newcastle UniversityRochdale Borough CouncilSoulmates AcademyStockton-on-Tees Borough Council, The National Parenting InitiativeTriple PVirgin CareWestminster City CouncilYeovil4Family