Child suffering is increasing at an alarming rate. Rising poverty across the UK, is rendering families in already disadvantaged communities unable to cope and it is the children who suffer the most with a range of emotional, psychological and social problems. Parental imprisonment can also have an adverse impact on child development
Research has shown that the most effective, early intervention to help children is group based parenting programmes. Our highly effective parenting programmes equip parents and carers in the community and in prison who are facing disadvantages with confidence, competence and community, enabling their children to thrive. Everything we do is focused on the country’s vulnerable children.
We engage local churches to use our relational, evidence informed programmes for families of all faiths and none in their communities. We train peer facilitators from the churches who make long term commitments to support families in communities and in prison across our country. Together, we can build a future where every child in need is raised in a strong family.