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The Parenting Team

The Parenting Team comprises of six accredited Parenting Practitioners who provide a menu of group and/or individual one-to-one bespoke parenting interventions to parents/carers of children aged between 8 to 18 years.


The following menu of evidence based group parenting run on a rolling cycle throughout the year. 

  • Triple P  - Parents/Carers of children aged 2 of 12 years
  • Triple P Teen  - Parents/Carers of teenagers up to the age of 16 years
  • Triple P Dad’s Group  - (mixture of Triple P & Triple P Teen for Father’s)
  • Triple P Family Transitions  - aimed at separated Parents/Carers experiencing conflict in their relationship (not domestic abuse)
  • Non Violent Resistance (NVR)  - Parents/Carers who experience aggression & violence from their children.
  • Parenting Adolescents with ADHD – developed from work by Thomas T Phelan, founder of the 123 Magic Programme & aimed at children aged 8-16 years
  • Keeping your children safe (aka PACE) – workshop for parents in relation to child sexual exploitation (CSE)
  • Caring for Kids Workshop (provides information to parents/carers who misuse drugs or alcohol to safeguard their children).

The Parenting team staff are also trained to deliver the following group programmes that can be delivered upon demand (team capacity permitting).

  • New Forest Parenting Programme (NFFP) (for parents/carers with a child between the ages of 3 and 11 years with moderate to severe symptoms of ADHD).
  • Stronger Families (for families affected by domestic abuse and delivered in conjunction with Juno Women’s Aid).
  • Restorative Parenting (teaches parents/carers how to repair the harm done instead of resorting to punishment or blaming).
  • Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (SFSC) - 13 week parenting programme, for parents/carers from marginalised communities, including black and minority ethnic parents, teenaged parents and fathers.

In addition to the above evidence based group programmes, the team also delivers a range of short 2-hour workshops covering the topics including criminal exploitation and grooming, trauma and cyber bullying.

Who to contact

0115 8765964

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

This is a targeted service and referrals are only received from professions – is not open to the general public to self-refer. Families are mainly referred to the team via either Children & Families Direct or from the Targeted Family Support Teams. In certain circumstances referrals can be accepted from other professionals – provided certain criteria is met – further details can be obtained by contacting the team direct.

The parenting team referral form can be downloaded here

If you are a parent you can get more information by contacting the Families Information Service on 08004584114 who will be able to advise the programmes that may be available for you to self-refer.

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