The evidence base supporting the value of family provision for children, young people and families is significant and increasing. The impact of offering family learning courses - where there are learning outcomes for parents / carers and children - is outlined in 'Family Learning Works
', the report arising from the National Family Learning Inquiry. The range of wider outcomes is also notable with family learning supporting improved school attainment, parent / carers' attainment, employability and skills as well as health and well-being. There is also evidence that family learning improves family relations, parenting skills and practices as well as boosting community involvement, integration and volunteering. This session will outline the key findings and headline messages from the Family Learning Inquiry and - through providing both the national context of family learning and local examples - highlight how those responsible for children, young people and families can integrate a family learning offer to support and enhance positive cross-departmental outcomes.