This research is part of a study to examine the extent to which parental participation is currently embedded in Irish organisations providing parenting support. The study is part of a wider programme of work to research and evaluate the Tusla Development and Mainstreaming Programme for Prevention, Partnership and Family Support being undertaken by the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The purpose of the research is to ascertain levels of awareness about: Tusla’s programme of work to support parental participation, participatory practice in organisations that support parents, challenges to participatory practice, and the skill development needs of those working with parents. Answers provided through an online survey contribute to a baseline study of parental participation practice within Tusla and Tusla partner organisations, informing in a formative way the development of
activities in this area.