AgePrebirth/infancy (3)Toddlerhood (1-2 yrs) (2)Preschool (3-5 yrs) (3)Primary (5-11 yrs) (2)Secondary (11-14 yrs) (1)Teenage (12-18 yrs) (1)
Child NeedNormal concerns (4)Behavioural problems (3)Child social skills (0)Child emotional/mental health (3)Child learning difficulties disability (0)ADHD (1)School truancy/exclusion (0)Substance misuse (0)Special needs (0)Offending (0)Health (0)
FormatIndividual (3)Group (3)
Child OutcomeImproved child behaviour (3)Improved child achievement (0)Improved child general wellbeing/mental health (1)Improved child social skills (0)Improved child development (0)Reduced risk of child substance misuse (0)Reduced risk of child offending (1)Improved parenting practices/competency (4)Improved parent wellbeing (2)Reduced parent stress/depression/mental health problems (1)Improved parent life circumstances (employment; education) (2)Other (0)
Parental NeedSingle parents (1)Parent substance misuse (1)Parent mental health (1)Risk of maltreatment (4)Couple relationship (0)Family transition (divorce; bereavement) (0)Parenting orders (0)Parent offending (0)Social/economic disadvantage (1)BME (0)Foster parents (0)Young/teen parents (1)Expectant parents (1)Any parent (1)Adoptive parents (0)Parents with child in foster care (0)
SettingFamily home (5)Children's centre (3)School (3)Community centre/faith-based centre (4)Clinic/Health centre (4)
There are hundreds of parenting programmes run in the UK, but the ones listed on this site are all evidence-based. This means that they have been independently evaluated and show that they can bring about positive changes in families. Find out more information for parents.
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)
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
Families with a recent report of physical abuse or neglect (within the previous 180 days) against a child aged six to 17.
Improved child general wellbeing/mental health, Reduced child maltreatment (actual or risk), Improved parenting practices/competency, Improved parent wellbeing, Improved parent life circumstances (employment; education)
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
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