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Parenting courses and support

1BigD South Gloucestershire’s Family Information Directory can provide you with a range of information about parenting and parenting support available in the area. As well as resources on our Family Support Directory, this section provides additional links to national parenting advice and support programmes and details for professionals on the parenting referral scheme in South Gloucestershire.

Find parenting support groups and courses near you

Referrals

Parents and carers may be referred for additional support to one of our parenting courses. Professionals working with a family with an identified need as part of our assessment, should make a referral through the Access and Response Team (ART).

Once a referral has been accepted facilitators will contact the parents near the start date of the course. Facilitators will arrange to meet the parents individually before the start of the course to find out how the course can work best for them and set some goals.

Parents Plus (children) course

Information for referrers about this eight week course for parents and carers of children who attend primary school (5-11 years old). Find out how you can refer and course dates and details. The aim is to focus on strengths, build on what is already working and share ideas with other parents in similar situations. The course is run three times a year.

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Parents Plus (adolescents) course

This is an eight week course for parents and carers of teenagers who attend secondary school (aged 11 to 16 years old). The aim is to focus on strengths, build on what is already working and share ideas with other parents in similar situations. The group is run three times a year. Each course is delivered by at least two facilitators who are experienced in working with children, young people and their families in a variety of contexts. Courses run in groups of up to 12 parents or carers and we encourage both mothers and fathers to participate wherever possible.

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