Who's in Charge? Suffolk (Parent Insight)

THE AGENCY Contact: Carole Williams, Parenting Consultant and Coach, Parent Insight, 32 St Georges Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 9PL Email: Email carole@whosincharge.co.uk Phone: 07814 378325

Carole offers training and support to parents and professionals and delivers a range of services to support parents in their role of raising their children and has strong partnerships with other agencies. A lead UK trainer for Eddie Gallaghers’ Who’s in Charge? programme, Carole trains professionals across the UK in facilitating WIC? Carole has been leading on WIC? since 2009 and set up the first 4 day, child to parent violence conference in the UK in 2013 where Eddie Gallagher attended as the keynote speaker.

CRITERIA Catchment area: Suffolk and UK

REFERRAL and ASSESSMENT Referral is from a parent or agency practitioner, by form. An assessment of suitability will be undertaken by meeting and talking with the parents prior to attendance at the group. There may be a waiting time until the next group starts.

THE SERVICE Who's in Charge? groups usually take place across central Ipswich and are for parents only. The four month programme follows a manual developed by Eddie Gallagher, and uses a combination of therapeutic and knowledge based approaches including solution focused and narrative work and CBT; aiming to restore self-confidence and authority in the parent, a more healthy parent-child relationship and elimination of violence.

EVALUATION Internal evaluations are undertaken to determine the efficacy of the programme.

OTHER INFORMATION Facilitator training is ongoing across the UK, please contact Carole for details.

Data entered: October 2017

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