AgeToddlerhood (1-2 yrs) (5)Preschool (3-5 yrs) (4)Primary (5-11 yrs) (2)Secondary (11-14 yrs) (0)Teenage (12-18 yrs) (0)
Child NeedNormal concerns (7)Behavioural problems (2)Child social skills (0)Child emotional/mental health (2)Child learning difficulties disability (0)ADHD (0)School truancy/exclusion (0)Substance misuse (0)Special needs (0)Offending (0)Health (0)
ClassificationUniversal (3)Selected prevention (2)Targeted (7)Specialist (3)
FormatIndividual (4)Group (6)
Child OutcomeImproved child behaviour (5)Improved child achievement (1)Improved child general wellbeing/mental health (3)Improved child social skills (0)Improved child development (0)Reduced risk of child substance misuse (0)Reduced risk of child offending (1)Reduced child maltreatment (actual or risk) (3)Improved parenting practices/competency (6)Improved parent wellbeing (2)Reduced parent stress/depression/mental health problems (2)Improved parent life circumstances (employment; education) (1)Other (0)
Parental NeedSingle parents (0)Parent substance misuse (0)Parent mental health (2)Risk of maltreatment (3)Couple relationship (2)Family transition (divorce; bereavement) (1)Parenting orders (0)Parent offending (1)Social/economic disadvantage (1)BME (0)Foster parents (0)Young/teen parents (1)Expectant parents (3)Any parent (2)Adoptive parents (0)Parents with child in foster care (0)
SettingFamily home (5)Children's centre (4)School (4)Community centre/faith-based centre (6)Clinic/Health centre (6)
WorkforceAny (0)QCF level 3 (2)QCF level 4/5 (7)QCF level 6 (1)QCF level 7 (0)QCF level 8 (0)
All our programmes listed below have been evaluated by an independent team of researchers from the National Academy of Parenting Research at King’s College London against standards for best practice in the field of parenting work. Find out more information for commissioners.
Who is the programme for?
Young, pregnant mothers expecting their first child. Fathers can participate in the programme as well, with the consent of the mother.
Improved child behaviour, Reduced risk of child offending, Reduced child maltreatment (actual or risk), Improved parent wellbeing, Improved parent life circumstances (employment; education)
Cohabiting couples expecting their first child
Improved child behaviour, Improved parenting practices/competency, Improved parent wellbeing
Mothers and infants in prison experiencing difficulties in the parent/child relationship
Improved child general wellbeing/mental health, Improved parenting practices/competency
Parents with a child on the child protection register or at risk of maltreating their child
Improved child behaviour, Reduced child maltreatment (actual or risk), Improved parenting practices/competency
Parents and infants under one year of age experiencing difficulties in the parent and baby relationship
Improved child general wellbeing/mental health
Parents who are going through a difficult divorce or separation.
Improved child behaviour, Improved parenting practices/competency, Reduced parent stress/depression/mental health problems
Mothers with a child aged under five where there are high levels of social and health needs, as well as child protection concerns.
Reduced child maltreatment (actual or risk), Improved parenting practices/competency
Any parent with concerns about their young child's development.
Improved child behaviour, Reduced parent stress/depression/mental health problems
Parents expecting a child, or with a child aged three or younger
Improved child achievement, Improved child general wellbeing/mental health, Improved parenting practices/competency
To be included on this website, parenting programmes are rated using the Parenting Programme Evaluation Tool (PPET). This tool rates parenting programmes against standards of best practice in four domains:
All programmes receive a rating from 0 to 4 within each category, resulting in four ratings. A rating of 4 means that the programme meets all of the criteria in the category (in other words, the programme is strongly developed in this domain) and a rating of 0 if they do not meet any of the criteria.