The parenting early intervention programme (PEIP) provides funding for local authorities (LAs) to deliver evidence-based parenting programmes, which have been shown to improve parenting skills, to parents of children and young people aged 8 to 13 years who are concerned about their child’s behaviour.
This second interim report presents the findings up to March 2010 on the implementation and impact of four evidence-based parenting programmes: Incredible Years, Triple P, Strengthening Families Strengthening Communities, and the Strengthening Families Programme 10-14. The final PEIP report will be published in Spring 2011.
To assess the impact of the parenting courses on parent and child outcomes, parents were provided with questionnaires to complete at the beginning and end of their course and these scores were compared in order to measure change. Findings were derived from 3320 parents attending 474 parenting groups in 39 sample LAs.