Families Matter Bitesize E-bulletin: February 2023 - Latest Families Matter magazine and events for parents, children and young people

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Welcome to your monthly Families Matter E-bulletin from the Parent and Family Support Service.

Each month we share information, advice and opportunities for you to join our networks, support groups or parenting sessions.

Read on to find out how you can connect with other parents and carers, participate in family activities, share your experiences and learn together.

To find out more about the Parent and Family Support Service and access our termly Families Matter magazine, visit our website.

Families Matter

Families Matter Magazine: Spring 2023

Read the latest edition of the borough’s Families Matter magazine which features local and national information on services and news to support families.

This term’s edition includes information on volunteering opportunities and other workshops being delivered to support parents, carers, foster carers and special guardians across the borough.


Spring edition here >

Previous editions here >

Platform to Talk online discussion session for parents: Revise Wise

Platform to Talk: Revise Wise

Revision is key to making learning stick, yet many students don’t know how to do it well. Parents can discover how to support their children to develop good learning habits.  Learn the most effective revision methods to ensure students perform at their best during exams.

Platform to Talk online discussion session for parents:  Revise Wise

Friday 10 March, 10am - 11am

Online through Zoom

Book here >

International Women’s Day Celebration Event

International Women’s Day Celebration Event

Come along to an event arranged by the Early Help & Children and Families Service to celebrate International Women’s Day for all the family. 

With arts and crafts, dance, massages and inspirational talks, the event will be an opportunity to build connections, friendships and get inspired! 

Everyone welcome.

Marner Children and Family Centre, Devas Street, E3 3LL

Wednesday 8 March, 4pm – 7pm

For more information, email luthfa.meah@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Cutting East Young People’s Film Festival 2023

Cutting East Young People’s Film Festival 2023

The youth-led Cutting East Film Festival returns to the Genesis Cinema this March with a great line-up of free activities including films, spoken word, Q&A, and exhibitions for all the family to enjoy.

The festival is curated, programmed and designed by local young people aged 16-21 years old. 

Cutting East Film Festival 2023

Friday 10 and Saturday 11 March

Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Rd, E1 4UJ

More details here >

Annual Review and Education, Health and Care Plan workshops for parents

SEND workshops for parents

The Tower Hamlets & City Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service (SEND IASS) are offering some useful workshops for parents that will explore the key issues around Education, Health and Care Plans (ECHP) and Annual Reviews.

You will find out about the Annual Review and EHCP processes and discover the features of a good plan and review.


Education, Health and Care Plan workshop for parents

Tuesday 14 March, 4.30-6.30pm

John Smith Children and Family Centre, 90 Stepney Way, E1 2ES

Book here >


Annual Review workshop for parents

Wednesday 15 March, 10am - 12pm

Parent Advice Centre, 30 Greatorex Street, E1 5NP

Book here >

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