Our work is wide and varied, but the most important aspect of what we do is getting to know the families and communities that they live in. We work with many different partners, including schools, local authorities, Children’s Centres, charities, community groups and prisons.
Last year we worked with both Brent and Harrow local authorities as well as partnering with Holloway Prison in Camden. We also worked with Centrepoint and CanParent in other areas of London. This helped us to reach families who do not often access support. Below are some examples of our work in action:
Triple P Courses and Workshops
The London Borough of Brent
Brilliant Parents worked with a mixed group of parents across the borough of Brent to deliver both a Stepping Stones Course and a range of Triple P workshops and seminars, including the Power of Positive Parenting and How to Raise Conﬁdent, Competent Children. Many of those who attended a seminar confirmed they would sign up for the course.
Triple P Seminars
Holloway Prison, Camden: Funded by CanParent
Brilliant Parents worked with a large group of female inmates, separated from their children. The women responded well to the idea of Positive Parenting seminars, changing expectations and trying new ways of communicating with their children. Prison Officers and other support workers commented on our rapport and ability to create a good atmosphere in what could be a challenging group and inmates reported how they used new parenting techniques over the phone and during visits in the family room.
WHAT OUR PARENTS HAVE TO SAY
HEAR ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE THAT THE TRIPLE P PROGRAMME HAS HAD ON THEIR FAMILIES
Dee Burn, Operations Manager, Holloway Prison
“Having attended these seminars, I was extremely impressed by the way Ms Darroux was not only familiar with the context of the seminars, but also was able to put the women at ease, mostly by speaking to them not at them. She brought the content to life, using examples which the women could relate to. She also adapted the sessions with examples of how women could put things into practice while in prison. . I would thoroughly recommend Ms Darroux not only to prisons but to any area where there may be families that are deemed hard to reach.”
COMMISSIONER IN HARROW
“Meave displayed vast knowledge when delivering the Triple P programme, and catered accordingly to the parents’ own individual needs. The work did not end there – Meave had efficiently written up a report of the overall programme she had undertaken.
My experience with using Brilliant Women has been positive, effective and straightforward without any complications. Meave did offer her services to me for any future programmes, and I would definitely not hesitate in contacting Brilliant Woman again if the need arises. A truly outstanding company, which any Local Authority would benefit from working with.”
COMMISSIONER IN BRENT
“Brilliant Women have been robust in their monitoring and evaluation of programmes, producing comprehensive reports following programme completion to evidence the outcomes that parents have achieved. Brent hope to develop the ongoing partnership with Brilliant Women, to continue to offer accredited parenting programmes that are delivered to a high quality, and that support the needs of Brent parents.”
Brilliant Women is grateful to the following donors and organisations that support our work