Register to attend our Family Hubs Network webinar on Designing Outcome Frameworks, on Wednesday 19th May, 2-3.30pm.


Lord Farmer – Founder

Michael Farmer has been a metals trader all his working life but got involved in politics to support policies which strengthen families. Since becoming a member of the House of Lords, he has been commissioned by the Ministry of Justice to carry out two reviews on how male prisoners’ and female offenders’ family ties can be strengthened to prevent reoffending and intergenerational crime. More generally he has highlighted the negative ramifications across society of family breakdown and promoted the need for better support for all families who need it and the strengths of the Family Hub model.

Here is a link to Lord Farmer’s website.

Dr Samantha Callan – Co-founder and Director

Samantha Callan is a published academic who has been involved in research and policy development to strengthen families for the last two decades. She has written several influential policy reports on family breakdown, the importance of children’s early years, family law reformearly intervention, mental health and domestic abuse.  She has been championing Family Hubs since 2007.

Catherine Barker – Head of Development

Catherine Barker is a committed advocate of the benefits of strong family relationships and equipping people in every situation with relational capability. Her work since 2011 has spanned promoting parenting, anger management, healthy relationship programmes and campaigning for improved Relationships & Sex Education in schools. As an experienced network builder, she drives the growth and development of the Family Hubs Network.

Samuel Durham-Moran – Administrator

Samuel Durham-Moran is a recent graduate who is passionate about strengthening families and communities through policy and government action. His passion was ignited whilst working at children homes in both Lebanon and Kenya, where the trauma and damage of family breakdown were evident. He is responsible for Family Hubs Network’s administration including liaising with FHN members, research and event management.