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National Academy of Parenting Practitioners

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 20 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether the National Academy of Parenting Practitioners provides support and training directly to parents to train them to deliver parenting classes to other parents. (249532)

The National Academy for Parenting Practitioners (NAPP) training offer is for parenting practitioners working in services such as Sure Start Children’s Centres, schools, Youth Offending Teams, voluntary and community groups and other locally identified priority services; and those practitioners in priority roles who are working with families at risk with high levels of need (eg practitioners in Family Intervention Projects and the Parenting Early Intervention project).

The academy have asked parenting commissioners within local authorities to coordinate local responses to its training offer so that each authority’s bid reflects locally identified needs and services. Some of the parenting programmes used by the Academy (including Families and Schools Together (FAST) and Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities) use trained practitioners to work with parents in the delivery of training to parents.