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

  • 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

  • Family Foundations
  • Three stars
  • Cohabiting couples expecting their first child

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Links Nurturing Programme (FLNP)
  • Two stars
  • Any parent interested in improving their relationship with their child.

  • Improved child behaviour, Improved parent wellbeing

  • Fun and Families
  • Two stars
  • Any parent interested in supporting their child's development.

  • Improved child behaviour

  • Living with Children (LWC)
  • Two stars
  • Parents interested in supporting their child’s development and improving the parent child relationship

  • Improved child behaviour, Improved parent wellbeing

  • Living with Teenagers (LWT)
  • Two stars
  • Parents interested in supporting the development of their teenage child

  • Improved child behaviour, Improved parent wellbeing

  • Noughts to Sixes – From Pram to Primary School
  • Two stars
  • Any parent with concerns about their young child's development.

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

  • Parent Effectiveness Training (PET)
  • Two stars
  • Any parent interested in supporting reduced parenting stress and improved general child wellbeing/mental health.

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

  • 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

  • Raising Children
  • Two stars
  • Any parent interested in supporting the development of a child between the ages of two and 12.

  • Improved child behaviour

  • Selected Triple P
  • Two stars
  • All parents at key transition points in their children’s development, including entry into childcare, preschool and primary school

  • Improved child behaviour, Improved parenting practices/competency

  • Solihull Approach Parenting Group (SAPG)
  • Two stars
  • Parents interested in improving their relationship with their child

  • 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

  • Strengthening Families/ Strengthening Communities (SFSC)
  • Two stars
  • Parents interested in improving their relationship with their child, and those who want to reduce the risks associated with family and community violence

  • Improved child behaviour, Improved child general wellbeing/mental health, Improved parent wellbeing

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