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Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities

EPEC– Empowering Parents, Empowering Communities – is a community-based programme, training local parents to run parenting groups  in schools and children’s centres.

Developed in Southwark over the last ten years, the programme has received a national Sure Start award for innovation and user involvement. The model assumes that parents find it less stigmatizing and more supportive to attend parenting groups run by local people who are in very similar circumstances to themselves. 

“I have loved, loved this group … I will leave here today with all the tools in my kit to be a great Mum”


EPEC - Background & Principles (pdf|664kb)
EPEC - Programme Components (pdf|217kb)
EPEC - Evidence & Research (pdf|664kb)
Key References (pdf | 312kb)

EPEC in the News!

What's your parenting style? (pdf|482kb)
South London News - Expert help in mental health hot spot (pdf|128kb)
Guardian - 'I've stopped shouting' (pdf|93kb)
EPEC Media Powerpoint (pdf|803kb)