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Parents: Training

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 17 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what training programmes are offered by the National Academy for Parenting Practitioners (NAPP); and how many people have undertaken training courses run by or on behalf of NAPP. (263949)

The National Academy for Parenting Practitioners are offering training in a range of evidence-based training programmes, post training support for those delivering evidence-based training programmes and training in new QCF level 3 modular courses for practitioners unable to access the evidence-based training programme.

To date, the academy have trained 842 practitioners in evidence-based programmes, and 316 practitioners have been trained on modular training courses. The academy are on course to train 3,400 practitioners in evidence-based parenting programmes by the end of March 2010.

From April to December 2009, the academy will be offering a range of evidence-based training programmes including: Families and Schools Together (FAST); Family Links; Incredible Years; Mellow Parenting; Parenting Positively; Strengthening Families 10-14 (UK); Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities; and Triple P. However, the offer will be responsive to local demand and the academy has some flexibility to expand the range of programmes on offer.