Education Observatory

Research in Education at the University of Wolverhampton

Young Parenting Programme project

Young Parenting Programme

We began evaluating North Yorkshire County Council and Harrogate and District Foundation Trust’s young parenting programme in collaboration with colleagues from Northumbria University in February 2018.

Children, Young People & Families
Completed Projects
Mental health and vulnerability
Overcoming disadvantage


The young parenting programme offers a multi-agency parenting programme for pregnant teenagers, young parents and their families during pregnancy, birth and the early years. The evaluation is intended to establish the extent to which the programme improves outcomes for young parents and their children in North Yorkshire.

Combining questionnaire surveys with professionals and in-depth interviews with young people and other key stakeholders, the evaluation is due to conclude and report in October 2020.