The Children & Families Network was created in response to high levels of enthusiasm among parents and children who participated in our immersive theatre and early intervention programme, ‘LicketyLeap’. Children form an attachment to LicketyLeap’s well-loved characters ‘Margaret and Margaret’. They feel they know and are known by them. This project has been remarkably successful at creating meaningful engagement with disadvantaged parents/carers who trust the company and feel relaxed and able to engage with Licketyspit.
The Children & Families Network builds on this connection to sustain dialogue with children, parents and carers and childrens professionals (teachers, PSAs, family workers etc.) The objective of the CFN is to create a sense of community, building on children and families’ experiences and encouraging them to continue playing and imagining. It is underpinned by a commitment to sustaining and enriching connections with families through creative and supportive practice, and to fostering a greater understanding and respect for children’s rights and agency.