Parenting support roadshows visit locations across Wales

Pictured with children is Julie Morgan, Deputy Minister for Social Services.

Submitted by Cambrensis Communications

A series of parenting information roadshows will visit places across Wales between June and September.

The roadshows will provide informal public drop-in sessions at supermarkets and public events, provide practical advice on positive parenting techniques, and an opportunity to find out more about the new physical punishment law.

The roadshow coincides with a new national advertising campaign, ‘Not here ‘which creates awareness that physical punishment, such as slapping, is now illegal in Wales.

Parenting is not always easy; the Welsh Government’s Parenting. Give it time campaign wants to help by providing positive parenting information, advice and support to parents with children up to the age of 18.


Representatives of local authority parenting and family support services and Parenting: Give It Time will be on hand to talk about everything about parenting.

The complete list of dates and venues is as follows:

  • Thursday 14 July: 9.30-12.30: ASDA Bridgend, Coychurch Road, Bridgend, CF31 3AG
  • Thursday 18 August: 9.30-12.30: Denbigh and Flint Fair, The Green, Denbigh, LL16 3NU
  • Thursday 1 September: 9.30-12.30: Tesco Extra Newport, Unit 3, Harlech Retail Park, Cardiff Road, Newport NP20 3BA
  • Thursday 15 September: 9.30-12.30: Tesco Aberystwyth, Parklaan, Aberystwyth, SY23 1PB

Julie Morgan, Deputy Minister for Social Services, said: “When we introduced the law to end physical punishment, we were always very clear that the necessary information, advice and support had to be there for parents. That’s why we are investing up to an additional £ 2.8 million, over four years, to increase the capacity of local authorities in Wales to provide positive parenting support.

“The whole Wales roadshow event will be a great opportunity for families to find out more about Parenting. Give it time and to get positive parenting practical tips, hints and expert advice to encourage good behavior from children.

“There is a lot of parenting support out there for families, including targeted support through programs like Flying Start and Families First along with universal services provided by, for example, midwives, health visitors, general practitioners and local authorities.”

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