Family & Community is an online “Community of Practice” resource hub that aims to provide resources that can help to support families and communities. Family & Community was commissioned by the Welsh Government and developed in conjunction with an advisory group from Families First and Flying Start teams. These articles provide regular insight into our Community of Practice by providing updates on project news and highlighting recently added materials. User contributions are welcomed and encouraged. If you would like to contribute an article detailing your own experiences or views, please get in touch with us.

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  • What we have learnt from connecting care-experienced young people to business

    Leicestershire Cares mission is to broker partnerships and create opportunities across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland that enable the business sector to understand community needs, contribute to the growth of inclusive, safe communities and to support…

  • Look Say Sing Play

    First-time mums have been sharing their experiences of parenthood during the pandemic as part of a newbrain-building campaign called Look Say Sing Play being launched in Cardiff and The Vale of Glamorgan to help parents support their baby’s development…

  • How gender stereotyping is failing boys at risk of child sexual exploitation

    Lauren Hill and Clive Diaz from Cardiff University have carried out research into how gender stereotypes may impact on the support offered to young people who are at risk of child sexual exploitation. This blog provides a short summary of their findings…

  • Help us make a difference to Youth Work in Wales

    Youth Cymru is at the start of a new journey and much has changed over the last few months. Our primary aim is to benefit the lives of young people and we want to take action now to ensure the best outcomes for young people in Wales…

  • Co-SPACE study report findings: Changes in children’s mental health symptoms

    The latest report of the Co-SPACE study shows changes in children and young people’s mental health among the study sample up to and including January 2021. In the report, the focus is on the following mental health outcomes as measured by…

  • Walking Tall: Empowering children to share their views and be heard

    Walking Tall is a three-year project from the Fostering Network in Wales that began in 2020…

  • Thrive Magazine focuses on ‘healthy relationships’

    Last November, The Fostering Network in Wales, Young People’s Care Forum worked with Brook Charity to discuss and explore the importance of young people in foster care having healthy relationships with everyone around them…

  • Parent Talk Cymru

    This service provides support for parents in Wales and offers parenting articles and an opportunity to speak to the service via live chat in English or Welsh…

  • New book: The Children of Looked After Children

    A new book by Dr Louise Roberts, The Children of Looked After Children: Outcomes, Experiences and Ensuring Meaningful Support to Young Parents In and Leaving Care, provides some much-needed evidence about children born to young parents in and leaving care and explores the support available when young people become parents…

  • Community-based digital maternal and child health

    The Co-Designing Community-based ICTs Interventions for Maternal and Child Health in South Africa (CoMaCH) Network brings together researchers and practitioners from South Africa, the UK, and beyond…