Minding the baby: findings from research

The NSPCC has published findings from research carried out by University College London looking at practitioners’ experiences of using the Minding the baby (MTB) parenting programme and parents’ experiences of receiving the programme. Findings from a pilot MTB programme, which promotes secure parent-child attachment relationships among disadvantaged families where the mother is under 25, show that: practitioners were able to build strong relationships with mothers at an early stage, ideally before the baby was born and tailor the programme to the mothers’ existing needs and capabilities; parents found the programme flexible and tailored to their needs and focussed on the mother and baby together rather than just the baby.

Source: NSPCC  Date: 03 May 2017

Further information: Minding the baby: qualitative findings on implementation from the first UK service (PDF)