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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.

  • Search for a parenting programme by name
  • Programme name

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  • Who is the programme for?

  • Programme outcomes

  • Functional Family Therapy (FFT)
  • Four stars
  • Families with a young person engaging in persistent antisocial behaviour, substance misuse and/or youth offending

  • Improved child behaviour, Reduced risk of child substance misuse, Reduced risk of child offending, Reduced parent stress/depression/mental health problems

  • Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care – Adolescent (MTFC-A)
  • Four stars
  • Parents with an adolescent child at risk of going into residential care because of very serious emotional and/or behavioural difficulties

  • Improved child behaviour, Improved child achievement, Reduced risk of child offending, Other

  • Multisystemic Therapy (MST)
  • Four stars
  • Families with a young person who is at risk of going into care due to serious antisocial behaviour and/or juvenile offending

  • Improved child behaviour, Reduced risk of child offending, Improved parent wellbeing

  • Multisystemic Therapy – Problem Sexual Behaviour (MST-PSB)
  • Four stars
  • Families with a young person who has committed sexual offences or demonstrates sexually abusive behaviours.

  • Improved child behaviour, Improved child achievement, Improved child general wellbeing/mental health, Reduced risk of child substance misuse, Reduced risk of child offending

  • Parent Management Training, Oregon Model (PMTO)
  • Four stars
  • Parents with concerns about their child’s behaviour and/or emotions

  • Improved child behaviour, Improved parenting practices/competency, Reduced parent stress/depression/mental health problems

  • Standard Triple P
  • Four stars
  • Parents of children with mild to serious concerns about the child’s behaviour.

  • Improved child behaviour, Improved parenting practices/competency, Improved parent wellbeing

  • Stepping Stones Triple P - Standard and Group
  • Four stars
  • Parents with children with a physical or learning disability, such as autism spectrum disorder, Down’s syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, etc

  • Improved child behaviour, Improved parenting practices/competency, Improved parent wellbeing, Reduced parent stress/depression/mental health problems

  • The Incredible Years Early Years (IYEY) BASIC and ADVANCE
  • Four stars
  • 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

  • Helping the Noncompliant Child (HNC)
  • Three stars
  • Parents of a child with serious behavioural problems, such as ADHD and other developmental disabilities

  • Improved child behaviour, Reduced risk of child substance misuse, Reduced risk of child offending, Improved parenting practices/competency

  • Keeping Foster and Kinship Parents Trained and Supported (KEEP)
  • Three stars
  • Foster and kinship carers responsible for a child between the ages of five and 12 years with behavioural difficulties

  • Improved parenting practices/competency, Other

  • Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care – Prevention (MTFC-P)
  • Three stars
  • Parents with a young child who is at risk of going into residential care because of very serious emotional and/or behavioural difficulties

  • Improved child behaviour, Improved child general wellbeing/mental health, Reduced parent stress/depression/mental health problems, Other

  • Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN)
  • Three stars
  • 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 Plus Adolescent Programme (PPAP)
  • Three stars
  • Parents with concerns about their child’s behaviour, emotional problems, and/or learning at school

  • Improved child behaviour, Improved parent wellbeing, Reduced parent stress/depression/mental health problems

  • Parents Plus Children’s Programme (PPCP)
  • Three stars
  • Parents with concerns about their child’s behaviours, emotional problems, and/or learning at school

  • Improved child behaviour, Improved child achievement, Improved parenting practices/competency, Improved parent wellbeing, Reduced parent stress/depression/mental health problems

  • Parents Plus Early Years (PPEY)
  • Three stars
  • Parents with concerns about their child’s behaviours (including ADHD), emotional problems, and/or development and learning

  • Improved child behaviour, Improved parent wellbeing, Reduced parent stress/depression/mental health problems

  • Pathways Triple P
  • Three stars
  • 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

  • Primary Care Triple P
  • Three stars
  • Parents with initial concerns about their child’s behaviour or development

  • Improved child behaviour, Improved parenting practices/competency, Improved parent wellbeing, Reduced parent stress/depression/mental health problems

  • A Supportive Programme for Parents of Teenagers (STOP)
  • Two stars
  • Parents with concerns about their teenage child's behaviour

  • Improved child behaviour, Improved parenting practices/competency

  • Family Transitions Triple P
  • Two stars
  • Parents who are going through a difficult divorce or separation.

  • Improved child behaviour, Improved parenting practices/competency, Reduced parent stress/depression/mental health problems

  • Fostering Changes
  • Two stars
  • Foster carers

  • Improved child behaviour, Improved child general wellbeing/mental health, Reduced parent stress/depression/mental health problems, Other

  • Holding Hands
  • Two stars
  • Parents of children who have concerns about their child’s behaviour and/or emotions

  • Improved child behaviour, Reduced parent stress/depression/mental health problems

  • Mentalization-based Treatment for Families (MBT-F)
  • Two stars
  • Families experiencing relationship difficulties because of child emotional or behavioural difficulties.

  • Improved child behaviour

  • Parent-Child Relationship Enhancement Approach (PCREA)
  • Two stars
  • Parents with children who have mild to moderate behavioural difficulties.

  • Improved child behaviour, Improved child general wellbeing/mental health, Reduced parent stress/depression/mental health problems

  • Parenting Positively
  • Two stars
  • Parents with concerns about their child’s behaviour and/or emotions.

  • Improved child behaviour, Reduced parent stress/depression/mental health problems

  • Standard Teen Triple P
  • Two stars
  • Parents of adolescents with mild to serious concerns about their child’s behaviour

  • Improved child behaviour, Improved parenting practices/competency

  • Take 3
  • Two stars
  • Parents with concerns about their teenage child's behaviour.

  • Improved child behaviour, Improved parent wellbeing

  • The Incredible Years School Age (IYSA) - BASIC and ADVANCE
  • Two stars
  • 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

  • The Scallywags Programme
  • Two stars
  • Parents with a child with serious behavioural difficulties.

  • Improved child behaviour, Reduced parent stress/depression/mental health problems

About the ratings

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:

  1. The specificity of the programme’s target population (Who is it for?)
  2. The programme’s theories and activities (What does it do?)
  3. The programme’s training and implementation support systems (Who delivers the programmes and how?)
  4. The strength of the programme’s evaluation evidence (How we know the programme works?).

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.

  • Four stars
  • Three stars
  • Two stars
  • One star
  • Zero stars
  • Strong
  • Promising
  • Preliminary
  • Requires further development
  • 0 rated