Event Summary

Westminster Insight’s Digital Conference will explore the Future of Early Intervention and the challenges and opportunities in a growing area of focus – Family Hubs. The event is a timely opportunity to discuss their development, where funding will be targeted, and how to ensure their success.

A notable £302m funding was confirmed this April, under the Family Hubs and Start for Life Programme, including £82m to support the development of new Family Hubs across 75 local authorities. To discuss wrap-around, accessible support for children and families, we will bring together different partners from across the community to share best practice in collaboration. Learn how to foster a strong multi-agency approach to better support families in need.

Keynote speakers include Dame Andrea Leadsom MP DBE, Chairman of Early Years Healthy Development Review and Catherine Barker, Head of Development, Family Hubs Network. Our keynote panel, including Lynn Perry MBE, CEO of Barnardo’s, will discuss the opportunities to improve access to early intervention services.

You will gain practical insights from Government’s Sure Start Unit,  as well as other initiatives, such as the Families First Programme introduced in Wales and best practice from Isle of Wight Council and Blaenau Gwent Council. What lessons can we learn from the successes and challenges these initiatives faced?

With growing pressures on families, from the pandemic to the cost-of-living crisis, don’t miss this opportunity to  share ideas and best practice, and learn from those who have made a difference to families in their community.

Key Topics

  • The priorities for Early Intervention policy
  • Understanding what is needed to develop successful Family Hubs
  • Gain insight into where funding should be targeted to improve outcomes
  • Learning from other early intervention initiatives, such as the Sure Start Programme and Families First in Wales
  • Creating safe and welcoming spaces for all families
  • Best practice in multi-agency collaboration