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Early Help - The Whos in Charge parenting programme Coronavirus update

The Early Help Service remains operational during the Covid-19 pandemic, albeit with restricted capacity and provision.  We are continuing to work creatively during this period to ensure families most in need are able to access a range of support through various mediums such as online, telephone and video call. 

Please continue to submit Early Help assessments and TAF paperwork (which can be downloaded from the document page of the local offer) to  

For further information call 0800 023 2057

Who are we?

We are part of the Early help team who deliver evidence based programmes and groups.

What do we do?

We deliver and support families to attend and complete The Whos in Charge parenting programme. This is a 6 week programme to support parents where their children are especially challenging and all the usual strategies for managing behaviour do not seem to work. This is a therapeutic group which offer alternative strategies tailored to particular personality types of both young people and parents and challenges parents to reflect on how their response can affect the outcome of situations This programme is also suitable for parents of children with additional needs

Early Help and Intervention Handbook 

For a detailed guide of the range of service offered by Early Help, the handbook is available here


Who to contact

Contact Position
Parenting programme Lead

Where to go

Kempston youth centre
Youth Centre
Hillgrounds Road
MK42 8QP
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

Via Early Help Assessment

Age Bands
11-14 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old