Information for parents

Developing the skills of parents or carers to deal with the difficult and challenging behaviour of their children can be vital in restoring family relationships and providing the structure and support that a young person needs to change their behaviour and stop offending. 

Parent or carers of young people who offend persistently truant from school can be made the subject of a parenting order by the court. A parenting order can last up to 12 months.

Alternatively, parents may be asked to sign a voluntary parenting contract to work with the Hull Youth Justice Service. This will provide parents with help and support to manage difficult behaviour. 

As part of your contract or court order you may be asked to attend a parenting programme. This may involve one to one work or group work depending on individual needs and circumstances.