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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

  • Rating

  • Who is the programme for?

  • Programme outcomes

  • 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

  • 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

  • ADHD PEST
  • Two stars
  • Parents with a child diagnosed with ADHD, or awaiting a diagnosis of ADHD

  • Improved child behaviour

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

  • Improved child behaviour, Improved parent wellbeing

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • Improved child behaviour, 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