The ‘LEAP Community Engagement Strategy’ (LCES) was produced with Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) partners and LEAP parents and families.
The focus of the strategy is to support the following three outcomes:
To help local families engage with LEAP and wider early years services.
To create rich community networks, open to all LEAP families.
To put people in the lead by giving LEAP parents a strong voice in the running of both LEAP and all our local services and projects.
To support the delivery of the strategy we have a LEAP Community Engagement Team and work in partnership with several local community organisations.
There are many reasons and benefits to attend our local community engagement events and activities. These include to:
Reduce isolation and loneliness for parents by providing a safe and comfortable space for you to meet other parents and learn from shared experiences.
Gain confidence by improving your knowledge of the local area and find out what is going on in your community
Acquire knowledge of and training on the latest parenting techniques and information for families with young children
There are several ways for local people, families and organisations to get involved.
Attend one of our regular ‘stay in touch’ events and activities that take place every week.
Attend our LEAP Early Years Forum to give your opinion and help shape the LEAP programme
Become a volunteer.
Become a parent representative and speak on behalf of local families and help influence change and build awareness at our Partnership Board Meetings