Local offer wins award!
At the National Association of Family Information Services annual conference on 16 November 2020, Blackpool was recognised with the Local Offer of the Year award.
Coram Family Childcare invited nominations from Family Information Services across England for the first set of NAFIS Awards back in October. The nominations were judged by a group of Parent Champions volunteers who looked at how well they thought each of the nominees met the criteria and parents’ needs. An awards ceremony took place at the end of the virtual NAFIS conference.
Blackpool was awarded the trophy for the Best Local Offer. Blackpool held a large-scale event with the local football club which was attended by over 60 parents and carers and an app was used to allow parents to live vote and provide feedback. Ongoing parent review meetings have taken place since lockdown and open meetings are arranged via Skype.