It has been two years since the launch of Strengthening Families. We continue to have an amazing response from all our partners which has enabled us to start to embrace the whole family approach.
Evidence, both locally and nationally, is showing that the earlier we can get involved with a family the better the outcomes. This is particularly true if we can identify need in the very early years of a child’s life. “If we get the early years right, we pave the way for a lifetime of achievement. If we get them wrong, we miss a unique opportunity to shape a child’s future.” Unknown children – Destined for disadvantage? Ofsted 2016
Strengthening Families would like to invite you to look at some of the issues that have been identified as key to the development of a child in the first five years and offer the opportunity to start to discuss how Shropshire works in partnership to ensure that we act early to enhance the outcomes for children.
Strengthening Families through the Early Years
Friday 13th October 2017
9.00 – 16.00
Shrewsbury Town Football Club
Keynote speaker – Penny Tassoni – leading author in Childcare and Early Years education and is president of the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years.
Strengthening Families will also be covering many topics with an Early Years focus including:
- Domestic Abuse
- School Readiness
Places are free and lunch will be provided.
To book please complete this application form and return by 6th October 2017. Places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
‘What parents do is more important than who they are. Especially in a child’s earliest years, the right kind of parenting is a bigger influence on their future than wealth, class, education or any other common social factor.’
Early Intervention: The Next Steps
An Independent Report to Her Majesty’s Government Graham Allen MP (2011)