Responses are invited on how to improve support for parents.
More universal parent support services are mooted, including
parents’ information meetings at key transition points such
as the transfer from primary to secondary school and a national
helpline for parents. There is an emphasis on the importance of
engaging fathers as well as mothers.
Specialist support may include expanded home visiting programmes
for parents of young children, family group conferencing and
relationship counselling. The green paper identifies parents of
disabled children, families of young carers and children with
parents in prison as needing better support. However, no extra
money is promised beyond the £25m parenting fund announced in
last year’s spending review and already the subject of