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  • REPORTNo.02/2008EvaluationoftheNationalParentingDevelopmentProject

    EvaluationoftheNationalParentingDevelopment

    Project

    CherylBurgessMargaretMallochUniversityOfStirling

    March2008

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    This evaluation was conducted for the AberlourChildCareTrust.

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    CONTENTS

    COPYRIGHT NOTICE...............................................................................................................................2 CONTENTS ...................................................................................................................................................3 1. INTRODUCTION...............................................................................................................................5

    THE POLICY CONTEXT................................................................................................................................5 THE REMIT OF THE NATIONAL PARENTING DEVELOPMENT PROJECT......................................................6 EVALUATION...............................................................................................................................................8 PROJECT REMIT.........................................................................................................................................12 PROGRESS OF WORK.................................................................................................................................12

    Parenting programmes .......................................................................................................................12 Strategic consultation .........................................................................................................................13 Training and dissemination of information .......................................................................................14 Research...............................................................................................................................................15

    2. CASE STUDY ONE: STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT OF PARENTING WORK WITH LOCAL AUTHORITIES...........................................................................................................................16

    INTRODUCTION..........................................................................................................................................16 FINDINGS ...................................................................................................................................................17

    The progress of the strategic work.....................................................................................................17 Operation of the Steering Group........................................................................................................18 Training ...............................................................................................................................................19 Role of the PDW..................................................................................................................................20 Links with the community ...................................................................................................................22 Development of direct parenting work ..............................................................................................24 Impact and success..............................................................................................................................25

    KEY POINTS...............................................................................................................................................26 3. CASE STUDY TWO: DIRECT PARENTING WORK .............................................................27

    INTRODUCTION..........................................................................................................................................27 EVOLUTION ...............................................................................................................................................28

    First stage (October December 2005):...........................................................................................28 Second stage (January June 2006): ................................................................................................28 Third stage (July 2006 December 2007):.......................................................................................28

    THE EVOLUTION OF THE WORK ...............................................................................................................29 Factors influencing the evolution of the parenting work..................................................................29

    THE RANGE OF THE WORK ..............................................................................................................30 Delivery of parenting programmes ....................................................................................................30 Consultancy and coordination of training.........................................................................................31 Information and resource development .............................................................................................32 Strategic development and planning..................................................................................................32

    FINDINGS................................................................................................................................................33 The delivery of parenting programmes..............................................................................................33 Partnership agencies feedback on the wider aspects of the parenting work ..................................41 Rolling out the programme delivery................................................................................................42 Strategic development of parenting work ..........................................................................................43

    KEY ISSUES FROM THE PARENTING WORK..............................................................................................43 Inter-agency work ...............................................................................................................................43 Sustaining and rolling-out the work................................................................................................44 Good practice and engagement..........................................................................................................45

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    Use of measurement tools...................................................................................................................46 Strategic development .........................................................................................................................46 Performance Indicators ......................................................................................................................47

    CONCLUDING POINTS ...............................................................................................................................47 LONGER TERM IMPACT OF THE PARENTING PROGRAMME WORK..........................................................48

    4. CASE STUDY THREE: PILOT PARENTING PROGRAMME WITHIN H.M.P AND Y.O.I. CORNTON VALE ..........................................................................................................................51

    BACKGROUND ...........................................................................................................................................51 METHODS ..................................................................................................................................................52 ESTABLISHING THE PROGRAMME WORK.................................................................................................53 CIRCUMSTANCES OF PARTICIPANTS.........................................................................................................54 REASONS FOR REFERRAL TO THE PROGRAMME ......................................................................................55 REFERRAL PROCESS..................................................................................................................................55 ASSESSMENT .............................................................................................................................................57 ATTENDANCE ............................................................................................................................................58 PROGRAMME CONTENT ............................................................................................................................58 IMPACT OF THE PROGRAMME ...................................................................................................................61 GENERAL VIEWS .......................................................................................................................................64 PARTNERSHIP WORKING ........................................................