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Holistic Whole Family Support Conference - Policy into Practice

You are invited to join us for this one-day Holistic Whole Family Support Conference taking place in person in Edinburgh.

Employability and whole family support practitioners from across Edinburgh and the city region are invited to attend this one-day event. Together we will explore policy and practice related to holistic whole family support and create connections between whole family support and employability networks.

The event is run by Joined Up for Families (part of Capital City Partnership), in partnership with Children, Young People and Families Network (EVOC) and the Supporting Parent and Carers Collaborative.

This event will explore holistic whole family support approaches where the needs of the whole family, rather than one individual, are addressed, and it will provide insight into the wider policy context that informs this approach to service delivery, such as The Promise, as well as the principles of Getting it Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) and the incorporation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

It will also highlight innovative and best practice amongst the sector with a variety of speakers, as well as themed workshops delivered by third sector and statutory organisations with the aim of building awareness of the ways that organisations are engaging with families and highlighting the values that underpin the whole family approach to service delivery.

Whether you are new to holistic whole family support or not, this conference will provide an opportunity to meet, connect and learn with like-minded people working to support families out of poverty.

What you can expect:

  • Keynote speakers
  • Interactive themed workshops
  • The chance to connect and network with colleagues including a networking session
  • Breakfast pastries, hot drinks, and lunch
  • The full agenda and programme for the day will follow shortly.

Who should attend?

This event is for managers and caseworkers working in the employability and whole family support sectors, anyone interested in holistic whole family support and employability. The conference is free and open to all. If the topics we are discussing are relevant, you are welcome to attend.

Please reserve a space here:


8th February 2023


South Hall Complex, Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh 18 Holyrood Park Road Edinburgh EH16 5AR




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