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Raising the profile of families and family services: National Family Week 2010

The UK’s second National Family Week takes place from 31 May - 6 June, and is an opportunity for practitioners working with children and young people to raise the profile of their work through a range of activities and events.

It offers a platform to promote new or existing services, to encourage parents to get involved with services or to give their views, and to address specific needs or concerns.

Support for those running events – including events packs – is available from the National Family Week website.

The aim of the week is to highlight the important role families play in society, and to encourage healthy active lifestyles and quality family time. It is the largest coalition on family issues and is backed by all major political parties and a huge range of national charities, local authorities, community groups and sporting associations, plus celebrities including chef Antony Worrall Thompson, Esther Rantzen, sporting champion Sally Gunnell and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York.

Confirmed themes include:

Monday 31 May – Family Week Picnic
Wednesday 2 June – Family Week Story Time
Friday 4 June – Family Week House Party
Saturday 5 June – Family Week Sports Day

For further information please email Bee Sachania, call  020 7871 0189  or 020 7871 0189 or visit the National Family Week website.

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