Find a parenting programme

There are hundreds of parenting programmes run in the UK, but the ones listed on this site are all evidence-based. This means that they have been independently evaluated and show that they can bring about positive changes in families. Find out more information for parents.

  • 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

  • Family Nurse Partnership (FNP)
  • Four stars
  • Young, pregnant mothers expecting their first child. Fathers can participate in the programme as well, with the consent of the mother.

  • Improved child behaviour, Reduced risk of child offending, Reduced child maltreatment (actual or risk), Improved parent wellbeing, Improved parent life circumstances (employment; education)

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • Improved child behaviour, Improved parent wellbeing

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Five Pillars of Parenting
  • Two stars
  • Muslim parents with concerns about their 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