Parenting Orders

Evaluation of Blackpool ‘Parenting Matters’ (Youth Justice Board) 2000-2002

This commission by Blackpool Youth Offending Team was to evaluate one of the programmes established to prevent offending by children/ young people and support parents develop parenting skills. Feeding into a national evaluation of parenting programmes conducted by the Policy Research Bureau, the research involved interviews with parents who had been issued with a Parenting Order or ‘voluntarily’ referred to the Programme and analysis of standardised questionnaires.

  • Report: Haydon, D., Wright, P. and Stephens, J. (2002) Youth Justice Board Parenting Programme Final Report: Blackpool Parenting Matters, Ilford: Barnardo’s Link to document
  • Presentation: ‘State Regulation of Parenting’ workshop, ‘Tough on Crime… Tough on Freedoms. From Community to Global Interventions’ Conference, Centre for Studies in Crime and Social Justice/ European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control, Chester, England (2003)
  • Presentation: ‘Parenting Orders: The Evidence’, Plenary, ‘… Thicker Than Water. Supporting Families to Improve Outcomes’ Conference, Include Youth, Limavady, Northern Ireland (2007)