Bringing up children can be difficult and parenting is made more difficult when a young person has challenging behaviour. This can include:
The Youth Offending Service supports parents to develop more confidence and reduce the stress that they go through whilst bringing up teenagers.
There are a variety of programmes to reflect the diverse needs of parents, which can be offered on an individual basis or within a group programme. The focus of the programme is to help parents:
Most parents seek support on a voluntary basis, however, a few parents are told to attend by the courts using a Parenting Order.