Becoming and Accredited Parents Plus Facilitator

Parents Plus Accreditation Process

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.

Steps to Accreditation

  1. Attend Parents Plus facilitator training for the selected Programme
  2. Notify Parents Plus and register as being on Accreditation process
  3. Facilitate at least two Parents Plus groups, following the PP Quality Protocol, using session protocols and client ratings and evaluations
  4. Attend PP Supervision process, including video reviews of group practice
  5. Submit a practice portfolio for review by Parents Plus

Range of Accreditations

There will be a separate accreditation process for each of the five programmes, leading to the titles of:

  1. Parents Plus Early Years Programme Accredited Facilitator (also open for facilitators using the Parents Together Community course format)
  2. Parents Plus Children’s Programme Accredited Facilitator
  3. Parents Plus Adolescents Programme Accredited Facilitator
  4. Working Things Out Programme Accredited Facilitator ( the young person feedback forms for WTO accreditation are in the facilitator manual)
  5. 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  

Become a PP Mentor and Support other Professionals to Deliver the PP Programmes

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.

To apply to be a mentor, please fill out the application form here and send it back to siobhan@parentsplus.ie