Parenting referrals

How to make a referral

Read through the parenting programmes below to help you with your choice then use our online form to make a referral.

Make a parenting referral

Parenting programmes through referral

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) - Recovery Toolkit

For parents and carers to have a better understanding about the impact of ACEs on them and their children. It is designed to support each of the participants to explore ways to develop positive coping strategies for day to day living.

Age of child: all

Length: 10 weeks

Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Parenting

For parents and carers of children and young people who have a clinical diagnosis of ADHD.

Age of child: all

Length: 10 weeks

Domestic Abuse - Freedom Programme

For women who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse. The aim of the course is to help them make sense of and understand what has happened to them and to look at the effects on children that have been exposed to domestic abuse - in a safe and supportive environment.

Age of child: all

Length: 10 weeks

Domestic Abuse - Recovery Toolkit

For women who have experienced domestic abuse and violence. The course follows on from previous domestic abuse support or courses. The course supports participants with exploring positive coping strategies for day to day living. Held in a safe and supportive environment. 

Age of child: all

Length: 10 weeks

Domestic Abuse - Recovering Together (DART)

For mothers and their children who have experienced domestic abuse. The aim is to talk to each other about the domestic abuse, learn to communicate and rebuild and strengthen their relationship in a creative and safe environment.

Age of child: 7 to 14 years

Length: 10 weeks

People Learning Together Programme (PEEP) - Baby

Baby PEEP courses are suitable for any family with a baby under the age of 10 months.

Baby PEEP is a course which includes talk times on supporting and enhancing child development. Each week parent and baby can enjoy:

  • play activities and ideas
  • songs and rhymes
  • sharing books together

Courses run throughout the year.

Families are encouraged to book themselves onto these courses using Eventbrite, however referrals are also accepted.

Age of child: 4 to 9 months

Length: 10 weeks

People Learning Together Programme (PEEP) - Communication and Language

A play based programme supporting children who are not on track with their communication and language. Provided by trained facilitators.

The sessions focus on:

  • playing and interacting with the child to support speech and language
  • sharing books, rhymes and songs in the best way to support early speech and language
  • best practice if English is their second language
  • top tips for TV, screen time and using dummies

Other support sites available are:

Age of child: 24 to 36 months

Length: 8 to 10 weeks

Reducing Parental Conflict

The Reducing Parental Conflict programme is aimed at conflict below the threshold of domestic abuse.

This programme aims to support parents to learn how to resolve conflict better so that they can improve outcomes for their children. There is a package of support options including one to one, independent online support and group work.

Find out more on our Reducing Parental Conflict programme page

Solihull Postnatal - Understanding your Baby

This is suitable for families with a baby under 4 months old. The programme provides information on brain development and their baby’s physical and emotional development and shows how important their relationship with their baby is for the baby’s development.

Course includes:

  • understanding the feelings of parent and baby
  • brain development and crying
  • healthy sleep patterns
  • feeding
  • play and development
  • childcare options

Courses run throughout the year.

Families are encouraged to book themselves onto these courses using Eventbrite, however referrals are also accepted. Courses will appear on eventbrite when available.

Age of child: 0 to 3 months

Length: 6 weeks

Solihull courses are also available as an online course on the Our Place website. Access code: PARENTING

Supportive Programme for Parents of Teenagers (STOP)

This programme is designed to support a parent or carer's core relationship with their children. It covers issues of:

  • communication
  • setting boundaries
  • education
  • sex
  • drugs

Age of child: 10 to 16

Length: 10 weeks

Time Out for Parents - Children with Additional Needs

This course aims to help support parents and carers in meeting their child’s needs. It focuses on children with a disability or additional needs, particularly those who have learning, developmental and behavioural issues.

The course includes:

  • parenting children with additional needs
  • self-esteem
  • coping with feelings
  • understanding behaviour
  • managing behaviour
  • home and school
  • the wider family

Age of child: 3 to 11 years

Length: 7 weeks

Time Out for Parents - Early Years

These parenting workshops include:

  • strategies for managing child behaviour
  • setting boundaries
  • parenting styles
  • meeting children’s emotional needs

Age of child: 0 to 4 years (not yet at school)

Length: 6 weeks

Time Out for Parents - Handling Anger in the Family

Anger can threaten family life. Heated words, unresolved arguments, fights and an uneasy home atmosphere can cause families to lose trust in each other and drift apart.

This course helps both parents and children understand how to manage their anger in safe and healthy ways.

Age of child: 5 to 16 years

Length: 4 weeks

Time Out for Parents - Primary Years

These parenting workshops include:

  • strategies for managing child behaviour
  • setting boundaries
  • parenting styles
  • meeting children’s emotional needs

Age of child: 4 to 11 years (attending school)

Length: 6 weeks

Triple P - Family Transitions

This is a 5 week course covering:

  • separation or divorce, a family transition
  • coping with emotion
  • managing conflict
  • balancing work, family and play

Before starting the course a meeting will take place to assess levels of child and family functioning.

See below for feedback from parents who have taken part in this course:

  • lower anger
  • lower levels of dysfunctional parenting
  • lower levels of child behaviour problems
  • after 12 months, improvements continue lowering, parent distress and improving co-parent communication

Ex-couples do not attend the course together.

Other services

Citizens Advice appointment

A one-to-one 45 minute appointment with an adviser from Citizens Advice. 

To make an appointment, contact Early Help: