Achieving for Children offer a full range of parenting sessions including universal - this means that they are for all families and targeted sessions for those families with a specific need i.e. they have a child with a specific condition i.e. autistic spectrum.
Who delivers the parenting courses?
Staff who support the delivery of group parenting courses are from the Early Help teams, children’s centres, youth services, voluntary agencies such as Young Carers and Homestart, school staff and some children’s social care staff.
We publish the "universal" parenting sessions under the Community Section of the AfCinfo website.
SEND specific courses
- EarlyBird and EarlyBird Plus
- Barnardo's Cygnet Training
- Autism/ADHD - Family Coaching
- Action - attainment - On the Ball
- Happy in School Project at Express CIC
- Growbaby (various parenting courses including a group for parents with children with sensory processing disorder)
How to sign up for a parenting course
Parents can self-refer. Once a referral has been made, the parent will be contacted by phone and text to discuss the referral and to establish which course would be most suitable. Where possible, we can arrange for translators if required and the parent is committed to attending the course.
Where possible we offer crèches but this depends on the location of the course and the target age group. We aim to offer some evening courses but these are mainly for the courses for parents of teenagers. We do not offer crèches for evening courses.
Download a parenting support expression of interest form (opens a word document)
All referrals and requests for additional information for both boroughs should be addressed to:
Achieving for Children
Phone : 020 8547 6965/07771974388