Children don't come with an instruction manual so when it comes to parenting, how do you know what’s best and what works? In Hull we believe that 'every parent matters' and recognize that bringing up children is one of the hardest jobs in the world. Parents do a fantastic job, but there are times when some extra support may be needed. As part of the support available to parents in Hull we offer the following courses to help –
Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (SFSC)
SFSC is a 15 week course where parents have to attend four hours per week. The course has strategies to manage children’s behaviour, positive family relationships and other life skills that can support parents to bring up their children to become responsible happy young adults.
These sessions are suitable for parents/carers with children aged around three to 19 years old who either live with their children or have regular contact with them. Parents need to be available during the day.
Supported Separated Families (SSF)
This course provides a “taster” of parenting courses such as SFSC and Family Links Nurturing. It runs for four weekly sessions of two hours per week.
Those suitable for this course are parents who don’t have care of their children however they DO still have contact with them. Parents/relatives of all children aged zero to 18 years old can attend.
Family Links Nurturing
Family Links Nurturing is a 10 week programme which aims to help adults understand and manage feelings, behaviour and become more positive and nurturing in their relationships with their children and each other. It encourages an approach to relationships that gives children and adults an emotionally healthy start for their lives and learning.
These sessions are suitable for parents/carers of children aged two to 11 years old who are living with them or involved in regular contact and parenting.
Incredible Years is a 16-20 week course for families with children aged two to eight years old who are living with them or involved in regular contact and parenting. Incredible Years is a positive parenting course which is aimed at improving relationships, controlling emotions, modelling social skills and child directed play. It enables parents to understand and effectively manage challenging behaviour.
These sessions are suitable for parents/carers of children two to eight years old who are living with them or involved in regular contact and parenting.
This course runs for eight weeks - two hours per week. Four week course delivery, then four weeks follow up.
Triple P is an approach that aims to help children develop to grow up to be healthy responsible teenagers and adults who feel good about themselves. It is a parenting and family support system designed to prevent, as well as treat, behavioral and emotional problems in children. It aims to prevent problems in the family, school, and community before they arise and to create family environments that encourage children to realise their full potential.
HENRY (Health, Exercise, Nutrition for the Really Young)
The HENRY group programme has been developed to give parents the tools and skills they need for a healthy family lifestyle.
These sessions are suitable for parents/carers of children aged zero to eight years old who are living with them or involved in regular contact and parenting. HENRY helps parents/carers think about how they can help their families be healthier and more active. It covers five main themes:
- how we eat
- what we eat
- being active
- emotional wellbeing
Triple P Stepping Stones
This course runs over 7 weeks – 2 hours each week
It is suitable for families with a child with SEND. Age range is two to 16 years old.
Other training courses include - ASD and Sensory Processing Awareness Workshop, The Sleep Service, The NAS Teenlife Course and Balancing Act Workshop. If you would like more information on these courses and Triple P Stepping Stones, please contact -
- KIDS 01482 467540
Or you can visit https://www.kids.org.uk/
Pop Up Parenting Workshops
Two hour one to one support for families.
Family life can be challenging for any parent, but when you are faced with lots of problems at once it can be hard to know where to turn. The Early Help Team aim is to offer practical support to families to help resolve their problems and stop them from getting worse.
Early Help Pop up Parenting Workshops are aimed at meeting parent’s needs to deal with parenting challenges, to improve the child or young person’s emotional well-being and reduce the need for intervention from other agencies. During the Covid-19 pandemic, parenting problems may have become more complicated due to the lack of family or professional support, and therefore this short workshop can support families with a range of quick and easy to use hints and tips, advice and guidance.
If more complex needs are identified after the workshop, the parents can request additional support from Early Help Children’s Centres or the Parenting Team within the Early Help offer.
This Pop Up Parenting Workshop is a two hour workshop aimed at preschool and primary school parents and carers, promoting positive family relationships and emotional well-being. Staff can pick and mix elements of the course to fit with the age and needs of the child and family.
Staff members will provide ‘Triple P’ Tip Sheet resources they can use with parents, covering common issues such as meal time problems, nightmares and night terrors, separation problems, fighting and aggression and behaviour at school.
At the end of the workshop, parents who want additional parenting support can be referred for Early Help support, be supported to access the Solihull online guides, and other online resources, and the appropriate parenting intervention.
Online Parenting Guides
Gain more confidence as a parent-to-be, parent, grandparent and carer and try these free handy parenting guides full of top tips and advice.
Children do not come with instructions or a handbook. ‘Understanding Your Pregnancy’, ‘Understanding Your Baby’ and ‘Understanding Your Child’ are a set of three online guides with useful hints, tips and support from pregnancy through to children aged 18.
The online guides are easily accessible at home via a mobile phone, tablet device or laptop or in any Adult Education Centre, Library or Children’s Centre across the City.
Each module only takes 15-20 minutes to complete and they can all be completed flexibly at your own pace. There is indefinite access – once the access code has been used your login details will not expire and you can access the guides for years to come, as your child grows.
Due to high demand, places for any of the above Parenting Courses will be allocated by a member of the Early Help Parenting Team or Early Help Locality Hubs. To make a self –referral to attend a parenting course, please complete the online form:
If you are a professional requesting a parenting course for a family you are working with, please complete the online form:
If you would like more information or to discuss any of the parenting courses, please contact an Early Help Locality Hub on one of the telephone numbers below -
North Locality Hub – 01482 828 901
East Locality Hub – 01482 708 953
West Locality Hub – 01482 305 770
For Hull Children’s Centre's, Early Help Hubs & Cluster Area Map please access the below.