AgePrebirth/infancy (1)Toddlerhood (1-2 yrs) (2)Preschool (3-5 yrs) (2)Primary (5-11 yrs) (2)Secondary (11-14 yrs) (0)Teenage (12-18 yrs) (0)
Child NeedNormal concerns (4)Behavioural problems (2)Child social skills (0)Child emotional/mental health (2)Child learning difficulties disability (0)ADHD (2)School truancy/exclusion (0)Substance misuse (0)Special needs (0)Offending (0)Health (0)
ClassificationUniversal (2)Selected prevention (2)Targeted (5)Specialist (2)
FormatIndividual (1)Group (4)
Child OutcomeImproved child behaviour (4)Improved child achievement (2)Improved child general wellbeing/mental health (2)Improved child social skills (1)Improved child development (0)Reduced risk of child substance misuse (2)Reduced risk of child offending (1)Reduced child maltreatment (actual or risk) (1)Improved parenting practices/competency (5)Improved parent wellbeing (1)Reduced parent stress/depression/mental health problems (2)Improved parent life circumstances (employment; education) (0)Other (0)
Parental NeedSingle parents (3)Parent substance misuse (0)Parent mental health (1)Risk of maltreatment (3)Couple relationship (0)Family transition (divorce; bereavement) (0)Parenting orders (0)Parent offending (0)BME (0)Foster parents (0)Young/teen parents (0)Expectant parents (1)Any parent (4)Adoptive parents (0)Parents with child in foster care (0)
SettingFamily home (4)Children's centre (3)School (4)Community centre/faith-based centre (4)Clinic/Health centre (3)
WorkforceAny (1)QCF level 3 (1)QCF level 4/5 (4)QCF level 6 (0)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?
Parents interested in supporting their child’s development and being involved in their community
Improved child behaviour, Improved child achievement, Improved child social skills, Reduced risk of child substance misuse, Reduced risk of child offending, Improved parenting practices/competency, Improved parent wellbeing
Any parent with concerns about their child's behaviour.
Improved child behaviour, Reduced child maltreatment (actual or risk), Improved parenting practices/competency, Reduced parent stress/depression/mental health problems
Parents with a young child who is at risk of developing a substance misuse problem or conduct disorder when he or she is older
Improved child behaviour, Improved child general wellbeing/mental health, Reduced risk of child substance misuse, Improved parenting practices/competency
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
Any parent with mild to serious concerns about their child’s behaviour.
Improved child behaviour, Improved parenting practices/competency, Reduced parent stress/depression/mental health problems
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.