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

  • 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)

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