CPCS - The Centre for Parent & Child Support

We are a world leader in innovative evidence-based parenting intervention, assessment and practice.

Our work focuses on helping parents give their children the best start in life. From pregnancy to adolescence, we develop and disseminate internationally recognised evidence-based community and specialist parenting programmes and interventions that are adopted around the world, setting the standard for child and family services and treatment innovation.

Family Partnership Model

FPM is an internationally recognised exemplar of partnership practice for prevention, early intervention and the management of longer-term family difficulties. It brings together core evidence-based skills and methods of helping into an easy-to-use, flexible and relational approach.

Empowering Parents Empowering Communities

From birth to adolescence, our portfolio of co-designed and co-produced community and specialist EPEC parenting programmes uses a parent-led approach to reach socially disadvantaged, Black and Minoritised and excluded families and communities.

Helping Families Team

This ground-breaking approach is designed to help families with complex psycho-social difficulties and parental mental health problems. HFP’s structured and flexible approach enables parents to build resilience and lessen the impact of mental health difficulties and adversity on family life.

Using evidence from developmental neuroscience and parenting, the Promotional Guide System is a unique, partnership-based method designed to improve the way family needs and outcomes are identified during pregnancy and early infancy.

Research & Development

Our Research, Evaluation and Development team, based at King’s College London, applies quantitative and qualitative research methods to evaluate the effectiveness of our programmes. The research and evaluation evidence generated is critical to ensuring that our programmes are effective and continue to improve.

Working with local parents and families
Through South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, we provide high quality care for parents and families in south London, helping them to achieve better outcomes and live safe, happy lives

Working further afield – training, dissemination and implementation
By sharing our programmes with professionals, more families in the UK and across the world are able to use our interventions and approaches. We work with organisations across sectors and around the world to successfully adopt and implement our evidence-based methods and practices.