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The Parenting Team organises and co-ordinates a range of parenting programmes, to offer support to families in the Dudley borough.

The parenting programmes provide a wide range of services for families, to address a variety of needs. A family may access advice or information, online support or those who require more guidance may attend intensive group support.  

Our vision is for every parent & carer, in the Dudley borough to access evidence based parenting advice and support at the level they need, setting up their child for success. "

One of the main parenting programmes on offer is Triple P, which is a multi-level system.

What is Triple P parenting programme?  

Triple P is a parenting programme that does not tell you what to do or how to be a parent.  It is more like a toolbox of ideas, where you choose the strategies you need and the way you want to use them. It is all about making Triple P work for you.

Who should come to a parenting programme? 

Parenting programmes are here for all parents and those with caring responsibilities who are experiencing difficulties or concerns with parenting.  Some of these courses vary in intensity, and cover specific and broad areas of parenting.

What are the different parenting programmes that I can access in Dudley?

Universal Online Course 

Triple P Online (TPOL) is a self-directed parenting course that is accessed via a smartphone, tablet or computer with internet access via you will need a code to access the course.

Triple P Online helps parents with children aged 2 – 12 years:

  • set their own goals,
  • become confident in their ability to manage parenting issues
  • become self-sufficient problem solvers

How can I access an online code?

Please register at to get your free online Triple P-code. To be eligible you must have at least one of the following:

  • Dudley postcode
  • Dudley school
  • Dudley GP


Seminars give a broad range of parenting tips around home, school and the community. These are usually delivered to large groups in schools and are either:

  • A series of 3 two-hour seminars that give a broad overview of positive parenting
  • A series for 2-11 years
  • A series for 11-16 years
  • Speak to your child’s school to see if any seminars are available.

Tip sheet consultations

If you are concerned with your child’s behaviour or emotional well-being, one of the team can talk you through our tip sheets, to help you understand and improve the behaviour.

These are one or two short consultations to address a specific behaviour problem or parenting difficulty.

Discussion Group / Teen Discussion Group

These are for any parents who are struggling or need support with a particular topic.  They are a series of two-hour one off workshops,that cover a specific topic. You can attend any or all of the sessions that interest you.

0 -11 years topics:

  • Fighting & aggression
  • Bedtime routines
  • Hassle-free shopping
  • Disobedience

11 – 16 years topics:

  • Reducing family conflict
  • Getting teenagers to cooperate
  • Coping with teenagers’ emotions
  • Building teenagers’ survival skills

These sessions that are accessible via referral only, and are reserved for parents with more intensive needs:

Group / Group Teen

A broad-based parenting intervention delivered over eight weeks for parents of children up to 11-years and the Teen programme for parents of children 11 – 16 years.

  • The program involves five x 2-hour group sessions of up to 12
  • There are three x 15 to 30 minute individual (telephone) consultations to assist parents with independent problem solving while they are practising the skills at home.

Parents actively participate in a range of exercises to learn about:

  • The causes of child behaviour problems,
  • Setting specific goals,
  • Using strategies to promote child development,
  • Developing a positive relationship
  • Manage misbehaviour,
  • Plan for high-risk situations.
  • Final session review
  • Parents complete a behavioural and family assessment before and after the group sessions.

Stepping Stones programme

For parents of a child with a disability and not in mainstream school.

Stepping Stones is for parents with children with a range of disabilities, eg. Intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy and extreme levels of disruptive behaviour.

  • The program involves six x 2 ½ hour group sessions
  • That educate and actively train skills,
  • Three x 15 to 30 minute individual telephone consultations to assist parents to refine the use of their parenting skills and to develop independent problem solving skills.
  • Parents complete a behavioural and family assessment before and after the group sessions.

How long do the groups last?

  • Group and Group Teen last 8 weeks
  • Stepping Stones group last 9/10 weeks

How do I get onto these programmes?

The above programmes are reserved for parents who are experiencing extreme difficulties. Referrals must be made for these programmes via the Early Help assessment or GP practices. 


For further information please contact us:


Parenting Team
Stourbridge Family Centre
Forge Road
DY8 1XF 


Telephone: 01384 816155