Parenting plays such an important part in so many aspects of life that it cannot be ignored. The Government and many experts agree, as can be seen by recent policies around supporting families and the trial to give parents of children under five free parenting classes. The riots of August 2011 also threw a public spotlight on parenting, leading the Prime Minister to state that "family and parenting is where we've got to start".
Families today are under great pressure during this time of economic downturn. A survey carried out in 2011 by Family Lives showed that "90% of respondents believed parents would benefit from advice and information on effective ways of coping with their child's behaviour".
We believe the private sector can play an essential role in supporting their employees in their role as parents, giving them more confidence, improving people skills and wellbeing. Our new and innovative corporate membership scheme will give your company the tools and resources to support your employees in their parenting, one of the most important jobs in the world, and contribute to ensuring all children grow up happy and healthy.
Benefits of your corporate membership include:
Download our Corporate Membership Pack for further information.
Your membership of £3,500 can help us to support parents and families on a number of levels such as:
Family Lives is a leading national charity with over thirty years' experience in the field of family support. We have trained many of the country's leading family support specialists through our accredited training and consultancy services. We reach over a million families every year, working around the clock to transform their lives. When it comes to raising a family, instructions aren’t included. Through our free 24 hour helpline, web resources (including personalised email support and live chat), and face-to-face projects in local communities, we empower parents and family members to work through the challenges they face.
Parenting UK is part of Family Lives and the main membership body for parenting professionals; supporting over 500 individuals and organisations who work with parents. We support our members by keeping them up to date with the latest policy and research, sharing best practice, organising events and representing the views of the sector as a whole.
We also provide a direct and free service to parents and carers through www.parentchannel.tv. This is an online video site designed to support and encourage parents and carers of children aged 0-19, with a collection of videos addressing day-to-day questions and concerns spanning wellbeing, behaviour and learning.
If you would like to find out more about our Corporate Membership please contact Rachel Tonkin, Head of Policy and Engagement.