Parenting Courses (Buckinghamshire Council)

The Family Support Service run evidence-based parenting groups and programmes. These will give you help and support to build your confidence in parenting and help your parent and child relationship. 

Due to Covid-19 all family learning sessions have been cancelled until further notice.  Please check back for further updates.


How to book

If you wish to book onto a course please complete the online booking form or for any queries email earlyhelpduty@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

Course booking form

Other information

Interpreters for parents with English as a second language and Child Care for children under 4 years of age, with the exception of Teen Triple P, can be provided under certain circumstances. In order for this to be arranged, we need to be informed at the time of booking.

These are suitable for parents of children 4 to 12 years old. It has a strong focus on developing the parent and child's positive relationship along with looking at behaviour strategies. It gives you tips on how to improve your child's self-esteem and support your child with their academic development at school. Courses will run termly, upcoming courses are listed below: 


School Age (4 to 12 years)


How to Book

To book a place on a parenting course, please email earlyhelpduty@buckinghamshire.gov.uk clearly stating which group you are interested in

If you are a professional wishing to refer someone to a group and they are willing to commit, please email the mailbox with the completed referral form

These are for parents of children of all ages (Group and Teen) and children with disabilities (Stepping Stones). It helps parents apply positive parenting strategies and learn to deal with problem behaviours. 

You can access Triple P online to look at options and advice. Courses will run termly, upcoming courses are listed below:


Group Triple P (2 to 10 years)

Triple P gives simple and practical strategies to help parents confidently manage their children's behaviour, prevent problems developing and build strong, healthy relationships.


Teen Triple P (10 to 15 years) 

Triple P looks at issues that are arising in the family, strategies for how to overcome them and during the individual sessions looks at how these are being implemented.


Stepping Stones (Special Educational Needs and Disability - All Ages)

Suitable for parents of children with a range of disabilities, for example, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy and high levels of disruptive behaviour. This group covers all ages. 


How to Book

To book a place on a parenting course please email earlyhelpduty@buckinghamshire.gov.uk clearly stating which group you are interested in

If you are a professional wishing to refer someone to a group and know they are willing to commit, please email the mailbox with the completed referral form.

Suitable for parents of children 10 to 16 years old. It has a strong focus on developing the parent and child's positive relationship along with looking at behaviour strategies. It gives you tips on how to improve your child's self-esteem and support your child with their academic development at school. Courses will run termly, upcoming courses are listed below:


How to Book

To book a place on a parenting course please email earlyhelpduty@buckinghamshire.gov.uk clearly stating which group you are interested in

If you are a professional wishing to refer someone to a group and they are willing to commit, please email the mailbox with the completed referral form

HENRY stands for Health, Exercise, nutrition in the really young. HENRY adopts a unique and holistic approach to working with families underpinned by the evidence on risk and protective factors for early nutrition, child obesity and child development.

We integrate proven behaviour change models into a supportive and effective approach that increases parental confidence and their ability to provide a healthy start for their child. This ‘HENRY approach’ brings together support for parenting efficacy, family emotional wellbeing and behaviour change with information about nutrition, physical activity, oral health and more. Parents supported by HENRY make statistically significant lifestyle changes and independent clinical trials show these changes are sustained at follow-up.

Strengthening Families 10 to 14 years is a seven-session programme for families with young adolescents that aims to strengthen family protection and resilience-building processes and reduce family risk related to adolescent substance abuse and other problem behaviours.

Upcoming courses are listed below:

  • Strengthening Families (Beaconsfield) Venue, date and time to be confirmed

We have many providers on our website who run parenting courses and offer advice and support. You can search for these services and sort by location, age and postcode.