The Dice programme is a four-week early help parenting support programme offering an understanding of the risks young people face in modern society.
The four sessions cover:
Children’s services recognise the importance of working with families to involve them in the protection of their children: “Parenting is challenging, and parents and carers deserve support …. Parents and carers play the most important role in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of their children” (Safeguarding Children and Young People from Exploitation, West Yorkshire Procedures 2009).
Research suggests that 75% of parents and carers want help with their parenting at some point in their children’s lives.
Parents and carers consulted by Barnardo’s told us that they felt alone, worried and powerless in meeting many of the challenges teenagers faced in a modern world.
This programme therefore acknowledges those challenges and gives parents the opportunity to come together and look at preventative measures to tackle modern day risks.
Increased knowledge of the teenage brain & risks in modern society.
Provide the opportunity to meet other parents and create a support network.
Direct you to relevant resources, locally and nationally
Develop a practical toolkit to support your child
Know how to support your child to stay safe on line
Develop a confident parenting style
Before the DICE programme I was nervous about communicating with my children around many subjects. I now feel more able to talk to and listen to them on most topics as I feel more educated and confident
DICE gave me information on how to deal with a range of issues such as the internet and social media; communicating more effectively with children; supporting
Parents and carers play the most important role in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of their children
Barnardo’s have developed Dice in partnership with young people, parents and practitioners to enable a variety of organisations to deliver programmes to parents in their locality.
The programme is called Dice because the parents taking part in the pilot wanted the name to reflect that parenting sometimes can feel like the luck of the roll of a Dice.
Unless agreed by a provider with Barnardo’s Dice should be delivered to parents at no cost.
There should be no more than 12.
This will be decided by your provider.
Feedback from parents is positive as well as an independent evaluation by Bradford University.