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Information for Referring Agents - RCT


Randomised Control Trial - Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool, Nottingham, Stoke, Warrington.

Are you willing to take part in a research study to further your understanding about substance misusing parents?

The Evaluation

The Parents Under PressureTM (PuP) study is an evaluation of a pioneering new service for drug and alcohol dependent parents with children under the age of two and a half years. The delivery and evaluation of the PuP study is being funded by the NSPCC, and the evaluation is being conducted by a research team at the University of Warwick.

The PuP study is being evaluated in six NSPCC Service Centres across the UK. The study begins in September 2012 and will end in December 2014. Referrals to the study will be taken from September 2012.

The following FAQs will help you to understand what is involved. Please feel free to discuss the study with your colleagues.

You might also want to take a look at the leaflet published by Consumers for Ethics in Research (CERES ), entitled “Medical Research and You” (2003). This leaflet gives more information about medical research and looks at questions you may want to ask.

If there is anything that is not clear, or if you would like more information, please contact the study researcher, Sukhdev Sembi: +44 (0)2476 150508/

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Information for Families
FAQs for Families


PuP Practitioners

Information for PuP Practitioners
PuP Forum


Service Evaluation Sites

Coventry, Croydon, Ipswich, Swindon, York

Information for Referring Agents
FAQs for Service Evaluation Sites


Randomised Control Trial (RCT)

Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool, Nottingham, Stoke, Warrington

Information for Referring Agents
FAQs for RCT



Research papers

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