Value StatementParent and Family Support works within a clear set of values and principles :
importance of parenting and its impact on the well-being and development of children
parents have a unique knowledge about their child
parents are assumed to want the best for their child unless there is any evidence to the contrary
enhance the quality of family life for parents and their children through parent development opportunities
recognises and acknowledges the diversity of contexts in which parent-child relationships exist
believes change within family relationships is possible, and support to parents can help prevent family breakdown and social exclusion
parent development opportunities exist across a range of organisations each of which may have something unique to offer
promotes the National Occupational Standards for Working with Parents in all aspects of its work with parents and colleagues
The term parent” is defined as all those who are in the parenting role regardless of whether they are biologically related to the child.
Parenting is defined as all those processes involved in ensuring that all of a child’s developmental needs are being adequately and appropriately met.