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National Family Support services

National Parenting Support

Information for Positive Parenting

Bump, Baby and Beyond is bilingual and provided free to mothers in Wales. This includes information on positive parenting.

Parenting. Give it time

The Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty has launched Parenting. Give it time, which is a new positive parenting campaign. You can see the website at provides helpful tips and advice to parents on how to encourage positive behaviour. It’s about showing how offering children encouragement and praise can be more effective than punishments when they misbehave. Visit the new facebook page a chance to share your thoughts about the campaign. 

Incredible Years, Family Links and Triple P

Incredible Years, Family Links and Triple P have a number of free downloads and resources for parents on different aspects of positive parenting  (Triple P)  (Incredible Years)

Agored Cymru 

Agored Cymru offer parents the opportunity to be awarded an accreditation on completion of a parenting course. Gaining a formal qualification can boost parents’ self esteem and encourage them to continue their education or find work. Please see the Agored Cymru website for further information:  (positive parenting)  (Family Links)

They can also complete the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education CACHE Level 1 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Caring for Children (QCF). They are suitable for 14-19 year olds as well as some adults, those with special educational needs or for learners where English is an additional language.,-Certi%EF%AC%81cate-and-Diploma-in-Caring-for-Children-(QCF).aspx

Information for Parents of Teenagers

Family Lives has also launched a new website for professionals working with parents:
Family Lives

Relate Cymru  

Relate Cymru’s parenting support services Relate’s services are not usually badged as ‘parenting support’.

Nonetheless, Relate provide many services which support parents with parenting, including the following services:

Family Counselling - Helps families work together as a team, through aiding communication and helping them understand each other and resolve differences. It can help family members to support one another through difficult times, toreduce conflict and arguments and grow stronger as a result.

Mediation for separating/separated couples  – Relate’s Mediation service helps separating couples to settle disputes over contact and living arrangements, child maintenance, property and money, without going to court.

Working Together For Children(WT4C) – The WT4C programme is designed to help parents learn more about the challenges of post–‐separation parenting,including the effects on children of ongoing conflict. For parents who have been ordered or directed to attend by the Court; WT4C focuses on how to negotiate post–‐separation co–‐parenting arrangements in the interests of the children.

‘What next’: the parents’ guide to separation – A free online guide (in Welsh & English) for parents who are going through separation. This free guide is full of advice and practical exercises written by counsellors at Relate to help parents work together in the best interests of their children.

Adult Relationship Counselling  – It is most often face to face but can also be accessed via telephone and webcam. While this service is not explicitly aimed to address parenting, the majority of clients are parents to under 18s and they often report significant benefit to their children following counselling.

Information for disabled parents and professionals working with disabled parents

Disabled Parents Network:

Deaf parents and professionals working with Deaf parents:

Useful web-sites for parents

BBC Parenting - A useful web-site for parents which looks at a variety of issues.

NSPCC - Its aim is to protect children from cruelty, support vulnerable families, campaign for changes to the law and raise awareness about abuse.

Wise Kids - WISE KIDS provides training programmes and consultancy to promote innovative, positive and safe Internet use, i.e. awareness of new Internet and mobile applications and technologies, Internet proficiency, Internet literacy and safety issues.

Family and Parenting Institute - The Family and Parenting Institute researches what matters to families and parents. We use our knowledge to influence policymakers and foster public debate. We develop ideas to improve the services families use and the environment in which children grow up.

Action for Children - Action for Children formerly known as (NCH) supports and speaks out for the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK

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