Parents are the main providers of the love, care and stimulation that promote the well being of children. We want each parent to have the necessary confidence, skills, self-belief and strength to be a good parent and an effective role model for their children.
We know that parents are the major influence on a child's life. We also know what a difficult job parenting can be for all of us.
Our aim is to improve support for all parents so that every one of our children has the best possible start in life.
The Parenting and Family Outreach Team work in partnership with various agencies to support children and families across the Bradford District.
The Team offer one-to one parenting programme support in the home to parents with children aged 5 – 11 years for up to 20 weeks, which may include parents attending a group.
The specific support the Parenting and Family Outreach team offer is:
For a referral form, further information, or to discuss a referral, please contact:
The Parenting and Family Outreach Team.
Coordinator Mobile: 07582 100993
Office: 01274 435588/ 431777.
Referral forms can be sent to:
Services to Children and Families
Shipley Town Hall
Lower Ground Floor
If you contact Bradford Families Information Service we can give you information or send you an up to date list of parenting courses that are available across the Bradford area.
If it is not possible for you to attend one of these courses, Netmums have joined with Family Links to develop an online parenting course.
The course comes in 3 parts with regular emails over 8 weeks (with a week off in between each part of the course).
Please note that the Netmums Parenting Course is only available to Netmums members.
HENRY is a UK charity working to give babies and young children a healthy start in life. Everyone wants the best for their children, but with so much conflicting advice it can be hard to know what to do for the best as a parent, especially in the early years.
The HENRY Group Programme is a FREE 8 week programme which helps you to provide a healthy, happy, supportive environment for the whole family. The Programme includes:
The HENRY Programme is great for parents with children aged 0-5 years. Every parent who joins learns something new and useful. If you would like to find out further information or join a Programme in your local area contact your local Children's Centre Cluster.
A list of upcoming HENRY group programmes is available below. To book a place, please call the person named for the programme you are interested in attending.
Gateway Children’s Centre
Friday 10th February 9.30am to 11.30am
Contact the centre on 01274 634800 to book a place or find out more
If you are a practitioner working with families with children aged 0-5, or with the children directly and you would like to attend our specialised training, please book on using the following links.
HENRY Core Training: The HENRY 2 day Core Training covers the principles and practice of the HENRY approach to preventing child obesity, with a particular emphasis on developing practitioners' support skills in work with parents and carers of young children
A Healthy Start in Childcare: This one day training provides a practical introduction to the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to a healthy start within childcare settings, particularly suited to nursery and Daycare staff and childminders.