AgePrebirth/infancy (3)Toddlerhood (1-2 yrs) (1)Preschool (3-5 yrs) (0)Primary (5-11 yrs) (0)Secondary (11-14 yrs) (0)Teenage (12-18 yrs) (0)
Child NeedNormal concerns (3)Behavioural problems (0)Child social skills (0)Child emotional/mental health (0)Child learning difficulties disability (0)ADHD (0)School truancy/exclusion (0)Substance misuse (0)Special needs (0)Offending (0)Health (0)
FormatIndividual (2)Group (1)
Child OutcomeImproved child behaviour (2)Improved child achievement (1)Improved child general wellbeing/mental health (1)Improved child social skills (0)Improved child development (0)Reduced risk of child substance misuse (0)Reduced risk of child offending (1)Reduced child maltreatment (actual or risk) (1)Improved parenting practices/competency (2)Improved parent wellbeing (2)Reduced parent stress/depression/mental health problems (0)Improved parent life circumstances (employment; education) (1)Other (0)
Parental NeedSingle parents (0)Parent substance misuse (0)Parent mental health (0)Risk of maltreatment (1)Couple relationship (1)Family transition (divorce; bereavement) (0)Parenting orders (0)Parent offending (0)Social/economic disadvantage (1)BME (0)Foster parents (0)Young/teen parents (1)Any parent (1)Adoptive parents (0)Parents with child in foster care (0)
SettingFamily home (2)Children's centre (1)School (0)Community centre/faith-based centre (1)Clinic/Health centre (1)
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.
Who is the programme for?
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)
Cohabiting couples expecting their first child
Improved child behaviour, Improved parenting practices/competency, Improved parent wellbeing
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
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:
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.