The National Parenting and Family Support Strategic Leads Network

Children in Wales supports professionals across Wales to support practitioners to deliver better quality family/parenting support services by:

  • Seeking to influence policy relating to parenting and family support Providing information, support and resources for the parenting and family
  • Support workforce
  • Providing training to a range of professionals
  • Providing opportunities for practice and information exchange
  • Organising seminars, conferences and other events that share research, policy and good practice

The Network was established in 2009 as a response to requests from individuals undertaking a sole role as a parenting coordinator with strategic responsibility. These individuals wanted to come together to develop through providing shared learning, resourcing, mutual support and information. There was a want to exchange and to learn from each other through a problem-solving, solution focused approach.

Group membership
Members are made up of individuals who have the lead for parenting support in their local authority and/or have a strategic or coordinating role. Decisions about membership of the group ultimately rest with the Chair of the Network.

For more information about this work, please contact: Anna Westall (Policy Officer), e-mail: