This research is part of a study to examine the process, implementation and outcomes of the Parenting Support Champions Project, which is one element of the Parenting Support and Parental Participation work stream. This research is part of a wider programme of work to research and evaluate Tusla’s Development and Mainstreaming Programme for Prevention, Partnership and Family Support being undertaken by the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre in the National University of Ireland,
The purpose of this report is to outline the experiences of the Parenting Support Champions (PSCs) who attended the PSC Regional Learning Groups (RLGs). RLGs have been set up by Tusla to support PSCs in their role. The aims of the RLGs are to create opportunities for learning through peer engagement, to build the capacity of the PSCs to support parenting by recognising best practice in parenting support,to enhance parental participation practices, and to develop reflective practice by sharing pertinent information and resources.