Parenting programmes

At times parents and carers need help and advice to deal with the everyday challenges of family life.

Parenting programmes

In response to COVID19 we are offering virtual parenting sessions.

Parenting programmes are a source of support for all parents and carers and offer an opportunity to share parenting experiences, develop a greater understanding of child development, build positive relationships and learn skills to deal with challenging behaviour.

Watch our parenting video to hear from parents and carers about their experiences.

In Tower Hamlets we offer a range of parenting programmes which take place in schools, children’s centres and community centres across the borough Monday to Saturday

For further information, contact the Parental Engagement Team.

Watch the following video to learn about the experience of parents and carers in Tower Hamlets who have attended our parenting programmes.


Who can attend?

Courses are open to any caregiver, responsible for the care, protection and upbringing of a child or young person, including foster parents or connected persons, grandparents, siblings or other family members living in Tower Hamlets.

How can I book a place?

To attend a parenting programme or book a place on one of our online programmes please complete the Parenting Programme referral form and email to

Professionals are also welcome to refer parents and carers to parenting programmes.

The parenting team also provide one-one support for families and offer targeted interventions.

Virtual parenting sessions

Whilst we are unable to offer our group parenting programmes in the community, we will run a limited offer of virtual discussion groups on key parenting topics - including popular sessions on encouraging positive behaviour, getting teens to cooperate and an introduction to the strengthening families strengthening communities programme.

Places will be limited so parents, carers, social care colleagues and school staff are encouraged to contact the parenting team to book a place as soon as possible.

To talk to a parenting practitioner for advice, or to book a place contact the Parenting Team by phone 020 7364 6398 or email

English, Bengali and Somali speaking practitioners are available where possible. 

Contact the Parental Engagement Team

Email or call the Parental Engagement Team 020 7364 6398 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).