Childhood and Family Studies

The Centre for Family and Childhood Studies was launched in 2011.  Its aim was to gather 'the village' around children and their families - practitioners, theologians, academics and students to share good practice, develop skills and deepen understanding around the impact of faith, church, education, culture and society on family life.  
Since 2013 The Centre has been working within a urban community alongside the local Specialist Children's Centre, primary schools and Baptist church to facilitate out of term time play opportunities for local children and their families; as community partners in the delivery of the Families and Schools Together programme and to host a regional hub for those churches working with Children in URBan Situations (on behalf of CURBS).  
Its vision is to develop this integral mission with children and their families by resourcing a physical space for the Centre that creates a safe learning environment where local families can participate together, offers a diverse urban community based experience for students and resources a play space and Godly Play classroom.
For more information, contact the Centre director, Sian Hancock
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