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Parenting Programmes


What are they?

Parenting Programmes are available across Hackney for parents living in the borough. These Parenting Programmes help parents learn where to get support and how to develop helpful strategies to address issues including:

  • stress or isolation
  • domestic violence or substance misuse;
  • as an introduction for families who arrive in Hackney from another borough, are asylum seekers or refugees
  • any challenges for teenage parents
  • for fathers to be involved with their child from pregnancy

Parenting Programmes are often delivered to groups of parents and carers, who come together to work through a programme which has a proven track record of improving outcomes for families who attend.

Group work gives parents the opportunity to meet other parents who may be experiencing similar issues. 

Parenting Programmes are delivered and facilitated by a trained worker who has experience of delivering the programme and supporting parents and carers to develop their parenting skills.

Who should attend and why?

Any parent living in Hackney can attend Parenting Programmes.

Being a parent and raising children is an important and rewarding job. At the same time it can be hard work and challenging. Babies and children change and develop at a rapid rate and parents need to adapt their approach to parenting to keep up.

Parenting Programmes are one type of support available to parents and carers, which provides them with the opportunity to develop their skills and learn helpful strategies to use when parenting and raising their children.

Different Parenting Programmes are suitable for different circumstances

Find out more:  Parenting Programmes in Hackney 


There are specific courses run in Hackney for parents who have a child or children who have been newly diagnosed with a special educational need and or disability (SEND). 

Follow on advice sessions for families with children with SEND are available regularly. 

Information about regular sessions can be found on the What's On? page.

These include: 

Record Last Updated on: 08/03/2018

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Hackney's Local Offer website is a free and impartial service provided by the London Borough of Hackney in partnership with the NHS, local education, health and community services. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that may be available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the London Borough of Hackney or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information. Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Hackney Local Offer.

Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.

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