Dad and BabyHow does The Family Commission work?

The biggest consultation with families ever undertaken

Over the next year we will be travelling the country to talk to families of every generation. Our aim is to talk to over 10,000 families, creating one of the largest conversations ever undertaken.


As well as travelling the country we will be encouraging people to submit their views to us. These will be taken in writing, electronically or verbally.

Commission meetings

These meetings will consider written evidence and hear presentations and verbal submissions from experts.

National Family Panel

A unique Commission of families will ’reality test’ the findings and ideas of the Panel. All recommendations will be approved by the Panel, meaning that families become the architects of their own support.


The Family Commission is mapping UK and international evidence through research and best practice examples.

Regional events

The Family Commission is holding regional events and visits to find out what families in different parts of the country think and to search out inspirational practice.

High level policy seminars

High level seminars in Westminster are planned on the key issues of: families as carers, intergenerational relationships, families under stress, families new to the UK, and supporting parent relationships.

Call for evidence
Call for evidence