Welcome to ChildsSide!

ChildsSide is a Community Interest Company, a partnership invested in sparking emotional connectivity in families and communities.


ChildsSide is a creation of Liz Ranson and Judith Shalkowski, a consultancy service with a vision for wellbeing and positive relationships in families.


ChildsSide’s approach is influenced by recent developments in neurobiology and the application to emotional development. Programmes will aim to promote community and connection for children and families through awareness and understanding of brain development and its impact on social and emotional wellbeing. Information and tools on topics such as attachment, communication, behaviour and dysfunction will enhance the context of positive parenting with accessible and up to date information.


ChildsSide is a new and dynamic service provision targeting health and wellbeing in families and communities with programmes for parents, carers and professionals.



BREAKING NEWS: Better Start Bradford and ChildsSide with the Older Yet Wiser project is coming in Autumn 2017, to BD3 and BD5.


Watch this space for all the latest news


Big Lottery Funded - Older Yet Wiser Project for Leeds

Older Yet Wiser Final Report
BLF Older Yet Wiser Final Report
OYW event final report.docx
Microsoft Word document [22.3 MB]

Blog August 2016

See our latest blog for Grandparents Plus!



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ChildsSide is a Child Friendly Ambassador and will be actively involved in



Baby Week Leeds Monday 11th-16th September 2017

ChildsSide is proud to be supported by Leeds Childrens Services and Kinship care teams. We invested in working for a Child Friendly Leeds.


Latest Granparents Plus Masterclass in Leeds, May 18th

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