Parent Champions for Resilient Families
How does it work?
Parent Champions are parent volunteers who give a few hours a week to talk to other parents about childcare and other local services available to families. Parent Champions for Resilient Families supports parents and carers at risk of family breakdown. They share positive stories of the interventions and support they received from early help and preventative services to inspire others to access and engage with local services.
Why Parent Champions?
Parent Champions volunteering for a Parent Champions for Resilient Families scheme are parents and carers who have received support themselves and have been motivated by their own experience of local services to support others. Having a personal understanding of the complex and difficult situations families can face allows Parent Champions to share their own positive experience of local services in a relatable, trusted and informal way. They often meet with local parents at schools, children’s centres, doctor surgeries, libraries, coffee mornings and community get together’s.
What are the benefits of Parent Champions for Resilient Families?
Parent Champions for Community Connections focusses on reducing isolation and loneliness among parents of children under 5.
Parent Champions for Home Learning support parents to find out more about the benefits of home learning, how they can learn at home with their child and how to engage with local services that can support them.
Parent Champions for the two-year-old free childcare offer supports parents eligible for free childcare to find out about, engage with and access this service to improve outcomes for themselves and their children.
Parent Champions for SEND focus on what specialist support is available locally and nationally, understand the barriers families often face in accessing services, and are able to offer practical solutions.