THE BENEFIT OF PARENTING SUPPORT PROGRAMMES AS AN ENTITLEMENT FOR LOCAL PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES
Professor Geoff Lindsay, Chris Wellings and Dr Stephen Cullen
Save the Children (STC) commissioned Geoff Lindsay to produce a review of parenting support. STC has been supporting parents of pre-school children in areas of social disadvantage, in particular through the Families & Schools Together programme (FAST). Aided by Chris Wellings for STC, Stephen Cullen and Geoff Lindsay produced a report which STC used as the academic basis for their campaign. The campaign included high visibility fringe meetings at the 2011 Liberal Democrats and Conservative party conferences where Geoff Lindsay shared a platform with ministers, presenting the research evidence to support greater investment in parenting support and the development of more evidence-based practice.