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Training for parents/carers

Following feedback that parents/carers wanted to have one place which listed all the training available to them, we are pleased to launch our new monthly training page on the Local Offer.

This page will be regularly updated as we become aware of more training available so do keep coming back to check for updates. Please contact us  if you are aware of any training that you feel should be included on this page 

Autumn Term Parent Carer Training Calendar 

Please see the Autumn Term training calendar here

Overview of Training available for parent carers in October please see each organisation tab for further details

Wednesday 13th 20th 27th October and 3rd, 10th and 17th of November  7pm


Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum – 6 week ADHD Wise Course


Friday 15th Oct 10am

Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum – Mental Capacity Act


Friday 15th Oct 10am to 12 noon

Early Help - Triple P Dealing with Disobedience

Tues 19th Oct 9:45am to 12:30pm


Autism Beds - The First Steps to Supporting a Child with Autism Spectrum Conditions £5


Autism Bedfordshire

Bedford Borough Early Help Team


10am to 12 noon 15th October - Dealing with Disobedience for Parent/Carers of Children aged 3 to 12 year old

What is the online workshop about?

The dealing with disobedience workshop is a two hour stand alone workshop where you will meet other parents experiencing similar issues. You will receive lots of positive tips and strategies proven to work with all families. These group sessions will be relaxed and informal; you can contribute as much or as little as you want. We will watch some video clips of common parenting issues, have a chat about these, share some tips and ideas and you choose the strategies you feel with work with your family.


If you have any questions please contact or on 01234 276147

How do i book 

To book email 


All Triple P courses are free 

Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum

ADHDWise 6 week course starting Wednesday 13th October - 7-9.30pm

​fter the success of the course we ran last year, we have now arranged for Jannine from ADHDWise to run another 6 week course.

This will start on Wednesday 13th October from 7-9.30pm and run every Wednesday after that for 6 weeks.

Jannine will discuss lots of areas around ADHD and give you ideas and advice on how you can best help and support your child.  You will need to commit to every session for 6 weeks.

This was a real success last year and so places will go quickly. Places are FREE but limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis.

Book your place

Mental Capacity Act - Over 16's Friday 15th October - 10am

The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is an important piece of legislation, which is designed to empower and maximise people’s decision-making abilities. It applies to all people aged 16 years of over. Professionals have a legal duty to have regard to the Act when working with people who have difficulties in making decisions because of an impairment or disturbance to the mind or brain.

Sara-Jayne Williams, Mental Capacity Act Coordinator will be providing an awareness session. The session will cover the principles underpinning the Act, will look at how assessments are completed and what happens when a person is assessed as being unable to make decisions for themselves.

Book your place


BLMK SEND eLearning for Parents and Practitioners

Bedford Borough Council and Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum have worked with partners from across Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes to coproduce a set of 3 eLearning modules where you can learn more about SEND and the Childrens and Families Act 2014.

You can access the training through clicking here . You will need to register as a new user to be able to access the training. For many of the registration questions parents can simply answer N/A.

The below video gives an introduction to what to expect from this eLearning



ONLINE Parent/Carer Module An Introduction to Speech and Language Communication