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Parent & Carer Panels

Would you like to help make sure the Family Hubs work well for all the parents, carers and young people in the Bay?


Breastfeeding in the UK

Breastfeeding Peer Supporters

Peers supporters are mothers or grandmothers who are passionate about breastfeeding, have successfully breastfed at least one child and have a desire to help other mothers in their local community do the same.

ABA - feed study

Torbay is taking part in a national study to find out how we can help families feed their babies successfully and confidently by whatever feeding method they choose.


Building Babies Brains Champion

Become a Building Babies’ Brain
Champion by joining us on our Building Babies’ Brains fully funded series of workshops to support you to increase your knowledge of baby brain development,


Chat, Play, Read Champions

Become a Chat, Play, Read Champion by joining us at one of our fully funded workshops. The 2-hour session will support you to increase your knowledge of why chatting, playing and reading with babies and toddlers is so important, and will give you the confidence to ‘pass on’ this information to parents and carers in your community.

I'm a young person

Family Hub volunteers

We are looking to recruit volunteers to help in our family hubs across Torbay to help run our groups and activities, provide peer support to parents, carers and families, support for families with SEND and admin. We have a role to suit most people.

Children in Care Council

The Children in Care Council is a group of children and young people (between the ages of 11 – 21), with experience of being in care who meet with important decision makers (corporate parents) to help shape what the services and support for children and young people in care look like.

Young Researchers

COMMING SOON – Being a Young Researcher will provide young people from across Torbay with opportunities to develop their skills, raise their confidence and self-esteem. It is the aim of Young Researchers programme to listen to the voice and experience of a child/young person who have experienced a service.

Young Person Panel

You can be part of a broad team led by young people that focuses on improving the services provided by Torbay Children’s Services.

SEND Youth Forum

Be part of a group of young people, aged 12 to 25 years who have special educational needs and disabilities to help create change and improve services within Torbay. 


Collaborating for Stronger Support

Torbay's Parent & Carer Panels

In Torbay what we want to ensure is that there is all the support and help that families need, and to do this we are going to with have established our parent and carer panels.

The panels talk about what works, and what doesn’t work for families, and it’s a chance for parents and carers to meet, socialize and share experiences.

These panels are also a place that parents and carers can communicate with talk and meet with professionals to look at how the Torbay’s family hubs are working, and find ways to improve the work of the hubs and the lives of families in the Bay.

Community organisations support with monthly face-to-face gatherings/meetings in each town, and there will be an online meeting every month for those unable to attend in person.

Would you like to help make sure the Family Hubs work well for all the parents, carers and young people in the Bay?

  • Are you a parent or carer of a child/young person under the age of 2?
  • Are you a parent of a child/young person (up to 25) with SEND?
  • Have you recently experienced midwifery and health visiting services?
  • Are you passionate about improving children’s learning opportunities?
  • Are you care experienced, or support cared for children?

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact the leads below with your name and contact details, and they will be in touch with you with further information. Thank you.

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