Working with Families

Effective parenting is the key influence on healthy physical, emotional and psychological development in children. Consequently the greatest effort should be placed on supporting parents in their responsibility to meet these needs while acknowledging all parents have a right to help and advice. Supporting parents as adults in their own right is recognised as an integral element in the strategy –   their emotional wellbeing, educational and employment opportunities can all have an impact on their parenting capacity. Family Learning programmes which offer activities for family members to learn together through intergenerational learning can increase confidence and foster positive attitudes to learning that might lead both adults and children to engage in further educational opportunities.