About the project – Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities
The Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (SFSC) programme is a manualised parenting programme delivered in a group setting by trained practitioners. The sessions will be delivered weekly over 13 weeks and is designed to support parents with children aged 10-18 years who are at risk – or involved – with violence and crime. The programme aims to improve their well-being, confidence and competence in parenting; develop better relationships with their children; explore strategies to put appropriate boundaries in place; and support their children to minimise risky behaviours.
The YEF is currently working with the Race Equality Foundation, UCL and City, University of London (its YEF evaluator) to find out if it will be feasible to fund and deliver a large-scale impact evaluation of the SFSC programme on offending outcome. We intend to use the learning from this study and the NIHR trial to develop the thinking for a future YEF funded efficacy study.