Government approaches: Parenting Support
Guide for schools from the Department for Education and Skills, 2006
This is a "know how booklet" produced as part of Every Child Matters: Change for Children, and aimed at schools. It provides details about each aspect of the 'core offer' of parenting support that should be offered in at least half of primary schools and a third of secondary schools by 2008.
The core offer of parenting support comprises:
- on-site transition information sessions for parents of children starting primary school, and moving on to secondary school
- on-site information about the advice and support available to parents through local services and national helplines and websites
- access to parenting groups
- access to more specialised support for parents who want and would benefit from it
The booklet also gives contextual information about local services for parents, a list of frequently asked questions, and details of useful policy documents, research, organisations and sources of information for schools and parents. Many case studies are included to demonstrate ways in which schools and other organisations have successfully engaged with parents.
Download the full document from www.everychildmatters.gov.uk/resources-and-practice/IG00140
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