Wiltshire is pleased to offer parenting programmes for parents and carers:
SWAPP is a partnership programme between parents and their child's setting or school that aims to build an understanding of autism and the challenges and delights it can present. The programme aims to empower families and staff who are closely involved in supporting a child or young person on the autistic spectrum. For full details including eligibility, course dates and application form, go to our SWAPP page or read our .
Wiltshire Council offers the Triple P - Positive Parenting Programme.
Triple P is for parents and carers of children aged 5 - 12 years. The programme is designed to give parents and carers the skills they need to raise confident, healthy children and teenagers and to build stronger family relationships. Triple P doesn't tell people how to parent. Rather, it gives parents and carers simple and practical strategies they can adapt to suit their own values, beliefs and needs. The benefits can be dramatic and long-lasting.
Triple P groups are 2 hours per week for 7 sessions and are free.
Triple P groups are a great opportunity to meet other parents and carers in similar situations - others who'll support you and share stories with you. From the start, you'll be given tips and suggestions to suit the needs of your family. You'll see video clips from the Triple P 'Every Parent's Survival Guide' which will show you how the ideas work in real life. And your workbook will give you the tools and information you need to start positive parenting straight away at home.
The seven sessions are written by parents and professionals with input from many different families with experience of children with special needs. They aim to help support you in meeting your child's needs, focusing on children aged between 3 to 11 years with additional or special needs.
A medical or formal diagnosis is not required for a parent or carer to attend and the groups are free of charge. These groups are being offered in partnership with the Wiltshire Parent Carer Council.