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Parenting Programmes

Our programmes give support, advice and guidance to parents and carers living in Rochdale. They are a great way to help understand different behaviours and development stages of your baby, child or teenager. 

All our programmes are given by trained professionals who understand the joys and problems of bringing up children. They can help you find new ways so you can work with your children to solve any concerns. You will be encouraged to build upon your skills and learn from other parents/carers. Our programmes are planned to be learning and fun.

Programmes are on throughout the year in mornings, afternoons and evenings.

Webster Stratton Incredible Years Baby (0-4 months old)

A 10 week programme which focuses on strengthening the attachment between parent and baby, and promoting and understanding baby's needs, development and communication.

The programme runs for 2 hours per week in various children's centres and baby attends with the parents. Baby must be 0 - 4 months at the start of the programme.

For more information, please contact your nearest children centre.

Webster Stratton Incredible Years Basic (2-8 years old)

An evidence based early intervention programme for parents of children aged 2-8 years, which aims to reduce child behaviour difficulties, increase parent's confidence and improve child/parent relationships.

The child must be living with their parent, or have a significant amount of contact each week. This is a 14 week programme, run for 2 hours each week from various locations in the borough. Creche facilities are available for pre-school age children.

To make a referral or to self-refer, please complete the form WS Incredible Years Basic referral form (643KB pdf) and email to parenting@rochdale.gov.uk.

Parents Plus Adolescent Programme (11-16 Years old)

A practical evidence based programme for parents about the positive parenting of adolescents (aged 11 to 16) focusing on effective communication, problem solving and building positive relationships, as well as reducing conflict and behaviour difficulties.

The adolescent must be living with their parent, or have a significant amount of contact each week. This is an 8 week programme run for 2 hours each week from various locations in the borough and virtually via Zoom.

To make a referral or to self-refer, please complete the form ParentsPlus Adolescent Programme referral form (756KB pdf) and email to parenting@rochdale.gov.uk.

Break4change child to parent violence/abuse programme (11-16 Years old)

An adolescent family violence intervention programme designed to address young people’s violence and/or abuse towards parents/carers. It is a skills-based, restorative group programme for both young people (aged 11 to 16) years and their parents/carers focusing on non-violence and mutual respect between family members.

This is a 10 week programme running for 2 hours a week. The family must be on a multi-agency plan of support with early help or children's social care and referred to the programme by a professional involved with the plan. We offer pre-programme support for the family and link with your plan via our dedicated B4C family workers.

This is a referral service only, practitioners please log in to see referral form or for more information, please email parenting@rochdale.gov.uk or ring 0300 303 0430.

Parent Plus parenting when separated programme (11-16 Years old)

A practical, evidenced based programme for parents who are separated or going through separation. It highlights practical steps parents can take to help their children cope and thrive, as well as coping successfully themselves.

It is a 7 week programme delivered across the borough weekly for 2 hours with a small, mixed group of residents and non-resident parents. Please note, parents are to attend a separate group to their child's other parent. A place may not always be available at your chosen venue / date due to the requirement of mixed resident and non-resident parents in each group and so we may offer you an alternative group.

To make a referral or to self-refer, please complete the form ParentsPlus Parenting when Separated referral form (637KB pdf) and email to parenting@rochdale.gov.uk.

The Domestic Abuse 'Freedom Programme'

The Freedom Programme is an awareness raising and empowerment programme for women about domestic abuse which explores the various characteristics of 'The Dominator' and the impact of domestic abuse, in particular children.

The programme runs for 12 weeks with weekly 2 hour sessions.

Creche facilities are available for pre-school age children. It is also offered in Urdu and Punjabi with Rochdale Women's Welfare.

To make a referral or to self-refer, please complete the form Freedom Programme referral form (612KB pdf)

Please email to freedomprogramme@rochdale.gov.uk. Alternatively please contact 01706 925071. 

Reducing parental conflict support

Support is available for intact parents experiencing low level conflict. Front line workers from various services are trained 'Relationship Champions' and are able to offer support and self-help tools to encourage positive relationships and reduce the impact on children.

Contact your locality team for further information. Please see Early Help Locality Teams.

Timetable of all programmes and how to refer

Please see full list of programmes Parenting Family Relationships Programme timetable 2022 to 2023 (5KB pdf)

Referral information:

If you want to self-refer or book on to any of the above programmes, please email parenting@rochdale.gov.uk or ring 0300 303 0430.

Who to contact

Telephone
0300 303 0430
E-mail
parenting@rochdale.gov.uk
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