If you manage or commission services for families, parents and carers, this guide is for you.
Find out about Children and Young Peoples'
views on Families, Parents & Carers.
Three key priorities were selected for focus under the Families, Parents and
Carers theme are:
The work on this theme was shaped and guided by a Theme Advisory Group.
Click here for more information about theme advisory groups and the membership
for this theme.
For more information about this theme contact C4EO on 020 7843 6358 or email us
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C4EO is publishing and will regularly update a range of resources on Family, Parents
and Carers. For a more detailed description of each type of resource, see
The Family, Parents and Carers summary is a concise and accessible overview of C4EO’s
current work in this theme for directors of children’s services.
The following resources are now available on Family, Parents and Carers:
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As with all C4EO themes, C4EO recognises that not all useful knowledge about ‘what
works’ and why, is to be found in research reports and papers. We are therefore
keen to hear about practice that is leading to significantly improved outcomes for
children, young people and their families.
We will incorporate validated local practice examples into our full reviews on what
works, which will be shared with other decision-makers in the children’s services
field. We will also include them as a special body of evidence on this website.
To be validated, practice examples need to be supported by some evidence which shows
the outcomes and changes that have been achieved.
If you would like to submit an example of effective local practice, please:
Alternatively you can:
If you have any queries regarding validated local practice, please do not hesitate
to contact Monica Hetherington at NFER via
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See how local practice examples are making a difference
Parenting skills training programme adapted for adoptive families, Coram
Pen Green Evidenced Based Practice: Making Children’s Learning Visible
The Helping Families Programme, Southwark, Camden, Ealing and Maidenhead
View all validated local practice
Suggest local practice examples
Family Journey, Rochdale: improving child and family well-being, through increasing parents’ confidence and ability in responding to children’s needs
Safe@Home Scheme, Luton
Targeted Parenting Programme for Families with Multiple Difficulties, Luton
View all promising local practice
The Park Parenting Approach
Early Intervention of Domestic Abuse - Me+You=4Eva, Unique Voice CIC, Bristol
Building parental and community links to improve on children’s outcomes, Bexley
View all emerging local practice
This parents and carers resource shows you what can really make a difference to