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Parents & Carers Network

The network provides support to staff with parental and/or caring responsibilities through a range of events, an online community, and by offering guidance and representation at strategic and policy level.

Our mission is to provide an inclusive environment for everyone to flourish by supporting all parents and carers, through informing and inspiring the Kings community, and influencing change. 

Throughout the year, we hold monthly drop-in sessions rotating across the various College campuses at which you can meet other parents and carers to share experiences, seek guidance or support, or hear about the network’s future plans.

The network is led by three Co-Chairs and we are now looking to establish a committee to assist us in our work, enabling us to do much more to support our community of parents and carers at King’s.

Events

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What is a Family in 2019?’

12-2pm, Thursday 17 October 2019

River Room, Strand Campus

 

This event challenges the notion of a ‘traditional’ family unit. To open the discussion, we will hear from Professor Laura Gowing on the social historical perspective of a family. We are then joined by a panel of colleagues from across the College who will share their experiences of being in diverse family units, such as a blended (step), lone-parent, same-sex, adopted, or multi-generational family. We will open up the discussion to our participants. For further information and to register, please see our event page.

Monthly Drop-in Sessions

These run monthly from October to July, inclusive, and take place from 10.30-11.30am. Please check below for the venue as these change each week. The drop-ins are on a Wednesday but please note that every 4th session is held on a Friday.

Parents & Carers Drop-in Sessions

Wednesday 2 October

Staff Common Room, Strand Campus

Wednesday 6 November

Conservatory, FWB, Waterloo Campus

Wednesday 4 December

 Guy’s Campus, venue tbc

Friday 10 January

IoPPN, venue tbc

Wednesday 5 February

Arcade Café, Bush House, Strand Campus

Wednesday 4 March

Guy’s Campus, venue tbc

Wednesday 1 April

Conservatory, FWB, Waterloo Campus

Friday 1 May

Staff Common Room, Strand Campus

Wednesday 3 June

IoPPN, venue tbc

Wednesday 1 July

Guy’s Campus, venue tbc

 

 

Current Projects
  • Flexible Working
  • Carers Online Toolkit
  • Parent Buddy Scheme
  • Maternity/Paternity FAQs
Structure

Co-Chairs:

Natasha Awais-Dean, Research Integrity Manager (RMID)

Em Fleming (Head of Student Services (Frontline) (Student Services)

Haz Feliks, Technology-Enhanced Learning Manager (King’s Business School)

Committee (all posts are currently vacant)

Events Officer

Communications Officer

Projects Officer

Events team member x 2

Communications team member x 2

Projects team member x 2

To get involved with the committee, please email parentsandcarers@kcl.ac.uk outlining the area in which you would like to help.

Resources

Further support for parents is available on the Parents’ Hub (internal only).

Further support for carers is available on our Carers’ Toolkit (internal only) coming soon.

Details of extra guidance and resources for both parents and carers can be found here.

Get In Touch

The Co-Chairs and Committee members can be contacted at parentscarers@kcl.ac.uk.

Speak to the community of parents and carers from across the College in our online forum.

Sign up to receive our regular newsletter.

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