Further Reading

We hope you find this list of reports and articles describing parenting work with Family Caring Trust programmes useful. Please let us know if you come across other publications that should be included. Where we can, we have provided a link to these items online.


Bidmead, C., 1997 (in) Families come first: creating a new agenda to deliver family led care. Community Practitioners and Health Visitors Association national conference, London, 19 September 1997: conference proceedings.

French, G., 1998. Enhancing our future: a profile of parenting programmes in Ireland. Barnardo’s.

Frost, N., 2001. Providing family support in rural communities – parenting programmes and home visiting (in) Family Support in Rural Communities. Ilford: Barnardo’s. pp 44-64. 

Fleetville Family Centre, Hertfordshire Social Services & Edwards, L., 1997.  Evaluation of the parenting project: St Albans City and District 1996-1997.

Hillen, P., 2004. Qualitative Research: The meaning of 'parenting' and the impact of groupwork. Community Practitioner, 77 (11):  422-425

Kundu, S., 2007. Parent training programmes. Triple Helix

Long, A., McCarney, S ., Smyth, G., Magorrian, N,. & Dillon, A., 2001.The effectiveness of parenting programmes facilitated by health visitors. Journal of Advanced Nursing 34(5): 611-620

Marshall, K. & Wisher, S., 2008. Parentis External Evaluation Report. Hull: Information by Design.

Parker, A. & Fielden, I., 2000.  From pram to primary school: evaluating a course for parents. Community Practitioner  73 (5): 605-607

Petford, C. & Howkins, E., 1998. Parenting programmes: parents and professionals working together. University of Reading, 1998.

Roker, D., & Coleman, J., 1998. Parenting teenagers programmes: a UK perspective. Children & Society 12(5): 323-395.

Rooke, O., Thompson, M. & Day, C., 2004. School-based open access parenting programmes: factors relating to uptake. Child & Adolescent Mental Health  9(3): 130-138