Parenting and wellbeing: knitting families together argues that parenting support often fails because it ignores the wellbeing of parents themselves.
The report draws on extensive national and international research, and a detailed investigation of parenting support in three very different parts of England: Hertfordshire, South Tyneside and Manchester.
It recommends a range of approaches including involving parents, carers and children and young people in the design of family support. The government should establish a fund to encourage innovation in parenting support for projects aimed at all parents, not just those facing acute problems.
Posted on: 1 September 2009