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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.

  • Search for a parenting programme by name
  • Programme name

  • Rating

  • Who is the programme for?

  • Programme outcomes

  • The Incredible Years Early Years (IYEY) BASIC and ADVANCE
  • Four stars
  • Any parent with concerns about their child's behaviour.

  • Improved child behaviour, Reduced child maltreatment (actual or risk), Improved parenting practices/competency, Reduced parent stress/depression/mental health problems

  • Helping the Noncompliant Child (HNC)
  • Three stars
  • Parents of a child with serious behavioural problems, such as ADHD and other developmental disabilities

  • Improved child behaviour, Reduced risk of child substance misuse, Reduced risk of child offending, Improved parenting practices/competency

  • New Forest Parenting Programme (NFPP)
  • Three stars
  • Parents of a child diagnosed with ADHD.

  • Improved child behaviour, Improved parenting practices/competency

  • 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 Incredible Years School Age (IYSA) - BASIC and ADVANCE
  • Two stars
  • Any parent with mild to serious concerns about their child’s behaviour.

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

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