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Summer roadshows across Wales to provide positive parenting support

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

Just three months since physical punishment of children became illegal a series of parenting information roadshows will visit locations across Wales between June and September 2022.

The roadshows will offer informal public drop-in sessions at supermarkets and public events, providing practical advice on positive parenting techniques and an opportunity to find out more about the new law on physical punishment.
Representatives from local authority parenting and family support services and Parenting: Give it time will be on hand to talk all things parenting.

The roadshows coincide with a new national advertising campaign, ‘Not here’, which raises awareness that physical punishment, like smacking, is now illegal in Wales.

The full list of dates and venues are as follows

Thursday 30 June, 9.30-12.30: ASDA Cardiff Bay, Ferry Road Retail Park, Cardiff, CF11 OJR

Thursday 7 July, 9.30-12.30: ASDA Llansamlet, Upper Forest Way, Swansea, SA6 8PS

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

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Thursday 15 September, 9.30-12.30: Tesco Aberystwyth, Park Avenue, 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’re investing up to an additional £2.8m, over four years, to increase the capacity of local authorities in Wales to provide positive parenting support.

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

“There’s lots of parenting support out there for families including targeted support through programmes such as Flying Start and Families First alongside universal services provided by, for example, midwives, health visitors, GPs and local authorities.”