Find a parenting intervention

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.

  • Programme name

  • Rating

  • Who is the programme for?

  • Programme outcomes

  • Families and Schools Together (FAST)
  • Four stars
  • 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

  • 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 – 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

  • 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

  • The Strengthening Families Programme 10 – 14 (SFP 10 – 14)
  • Three stars
  • Any parent or carer with a child between the ages of 10 and 14.

  • Improved child behaviour, Improved child achievement, Reduced risk of child substance misuse

  • Parents as First Teachers (PAFT) (‘Born to Learn’)
  • Two stars
  • 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

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