Parents Plus have established an accreditation process which supports facilitators to achieve the best outcomes for their families . The benefits of gaining accreditation include:
- Learning to deliver the PP programmes in evidence-based way that ensures sustained outcomes for families.
- A major CPD achievement as a professional.
- Becoming an Accredited Facilitator and to use this certification after your name
- Being able to deliver the Parents Plus Programmes in a private capacity.
- Being able to apply to work as Parents Plus mentor and supervisor to support other facilitators.
- Attend Parents Plus facilitator training for the selected Programme
- Notify Parents Plus and register as being on Accreditation process
- Facilitate at least two Parents Plus groups, following the PP Quality Protocol, using session protocols and client ratings and evaluations
- Attend PP Supervision process, including video reviews of group practice
- Submit a practice portfolio for review by Parents Plus
There will be a separate accreditation process for each of the five programmes, leading to the titles of:
- Parents Plus Early Years Programme Accredited Facilitator (also open for facilitators using the Parents Together Community course format)
- Parents Plus Children’s Programme Accredited Facilitator
- Parents Plus Adolescents Programme Accredited Facilitator
- Working Things Out Programme Accredited Facilitator ( the young person feedback forms for WTO accreditation are in the facilitator manual)
- Parents Plus ‘Parenting When Separated’ Programme Accredited Facilitator
Click here to book Parents Plus Supervision and start the accreditation process. For more information, please download: PP Facilitator Quality Protocol and Accreditation Process
Parents Plus is looking to recruit a number of experienced facilitators who can act as professional mentors to other Parents Plus Facilitators.
The role of a Parents Plus mentor is to:
- Support new Parents Plus Facilitators to get their groups up and running.
- Provide supervision to facilitators as they deliver their Parents Plus Groups.
- Host Parents Plus regional network meetings and local supervision groups.
- Support facilitators to progress through the Parents Plus Accreditation process.
In order to be a Parents Plus mentor you need to be:
- Trained and experienced in running one or more of the Parents Plus Programmes.
- Accredited or in the process of accreditation in one or more of the Parents Plus Programmes.
- Have specific experience in providing professional supervision and training – this is a distinct advantage.
- Able to give an indication of how much time you can allocate to mentoring.
Acting as a Parents Plus Mentor can be done:
- As part of your role within your agency.
- In a voluntary capacity within an identified project.
- In return for a fee from Parents Plus for a designated project.
If you are recruited as a Mentor, you will be provided with training and supervision from the Parents Plus Training Team and you will become part of a network of Parents Plus Mentors.