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Good quality parenting programmes and the home to school transition


UCL Institute of Health Equity

Subject Keywords: Parenting
Topic: Health Inequalities
Health Inequalities
Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Type: Report
Region: United Kingdom

This set of documents, commissioned by Public Health England (PHE£0, and written by the UCL Institute of Health Equity, address the effects of parenting and good transition on the health and wellbeing of children aged 0-5. They also provide case studies, and examples of good practice for local areas.

Evaluations from the UK and other countries show a positive effect of parenting interventions on outcomes and behaviours that we know are linked to positive health and development outcomes for children.

Home to school transition programmes can be effective in improving the outcomes for children from more disadvantaged socio-economic groups more than for children from more advantaged socio-economic groups, although longer term impact on health inequalities can only be inferred because the impact on health has not been studied.

The full evidence review and two shorter summary briefings are available to download above.

This document is part of a series. An overview document which provides an introduction to this and other documents in the series, and links to the other topic areas, is available on the ‘Local Action on health inequalities’ project page. A video of Michael Marmot introducing the work is also available on our videos page.





Rights: © PHE
Suggested citation:

UCL Institute of Health Equity. (2014) Good quality parenting programmes and the home to school transition [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 17th July 2019].


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