Parent champion programmes: A guide for family learning providers


Research shows that family learning produces positive impacts for adults and children from disadvantaged backgrounds by raising aspirations, increasing parental involvement in their child’s learning, improving outcomes and narrowing the attainment gap. It provides a simple solution that enables the public sector, including central government, voluntary and community sector and local authority family learning providers to have a positive influence on the home learning environment.

This guide aims to assist those who want to start or develop a parent champion programme by providing guidelines, information, case studies and links to relevant organisations. It has been informed by a survey of local authority family learning providers in November 2018, telephone interviews and written contributions from providers and other organisations.