Parenting support

Bringing up children can be difficult and parenting is made more difficult when a young person has challenging behaviour. This can include:

  • disrespect
  • mixing with the wrong crowd
  • missing school
  • violence and anger.

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:

  • understand the causes of difficult behaviour
  • learn about the skills that children need to move successfully from one stage of development to another
  • encourage positive relationships between them and their child as they develop
  • manage the problem behaviour
  • plan for future difficult situations.

Most parents seek support on a voluntary basis, however, a few parents are told to attend by the courts using a Parenting Order.

Contact details

Post address:
Derby Youth Offending Service
Council House
Corporation Street
Phone: 01332 642444
Minicom: 01332 256666
Derby Youth Offending Service
Curzon House
8 Curzon Street

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