Hertfordshire Practical Parenting Programme

Room 9 - 10, The Old Building, Bishops College, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, EN8 9XH

Website: www.hertfordshireppp.co.uk Email: info@hertfordshireppp.co.uk Phone: 01992 638 000

THE AGENCY Hertfordshire Practical Parenting Programme (HPPP) has been offering support to families experiencing child to parent abuse (CPA) for fifteen years. It is a Community Interest Company, working intensively with families on a one-to-one basis; and in close cooperation with other agencies. HPPP works with the police, housing, schools, drug and alcohol services, children's services, CAMHS, foster carers, grandparents, CEOP and young people in care - often due to child to parent abuse.

CRITERIA Catchment area: HPPP works in the county of Hertfordshire and surrounding areas, but does take referrals from further afield, recently being engaged by Liverpool council; and is frequently contacted by other agencies and councils. Age: Referrals are accepted for families with children of any age, up to 25 if there are additional needs. Intervention will last as long as needed, where funding is available.

REFERRAL and ASSESSMENT Referrals from agencies must contact the office first; families can self refer if they are not already supported by statutory agencies. Initial responses will be within 12 hours and an assessment will be carried out the following week. Initial response within 12 hours and assessment by the following week.

THE SERVICE An in-house model of work is used, adopting a whole family approach. Each intervention will be specifically tailored to the family involved. Meetings generally take place in the home or an alternative safe place in the community. The team is in the process of developing a manual aimed at professionals working with child to parent abuse. Out of hours telephone support is offered to families where assessed as necessary.

EVALUATION The programme is evaluated yearly for funding and management purposes.

Data entered: May 2015. Reviewed: January 2018.

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