Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Cambridgeshire Parents Make One Change For Parents' Week

Parents across Cambridgeshire are being urged to make one change for Parents’ Week this week – and to share their change with others.

The commitments to ‘one change’ from local parents have included eating as a family more regularly, being more patient with children, and going to the park more often.

Parents’ Week is organised by the Family and Childcare Trust – the role of which is to make the UK a better place for families through policy, campaigns and research.

The County Council’s Information Service helps parents with a range of subjects such as school admissions, services for disabled children and those with special educational needs, free school meals, free childcare for two, three and four-year-olds and support with parenting.

For parents who want to make changes but need more help, support is available through parenting courses, Children’s Centres for families with a child under the age of five, or family workers. More information is available at www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/families .

Cllr David Brown, Cambridgeshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services said: “Most parents find that raising children is difficult at times and it can be hard to do things differently with the added pressure of work and finances.

“We hope that by encouraging parents to make one change, it won’t seem overwhelming, and the little things can make a real difference. We also hope it will reassure mums and dads that almost every parent feels there is something they could do a bit better.”

To contact the Families Information Service, call 0345 045 1360, log on to www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/families or email fis@cambridgeshire.gov.uk