Parents are given the opportunity to gain confidence and form friendships, in a relaxed
environment which helps built trust, understanding and respect for each other. Confidentiality
is of uppermost importance throughout the centre.
During the school holidays we continue to offer family support by running a play
scheme for those with older children. This involves outings to various places where
the whole family attends e.g. Perth swimming pool, North Berwick / Musselburgh beaches,
Edinburgh festival, outings to local parks and Blair Drummond safari park, East Links
At Stepping Forward we believe every parent & child has a right to:
- Being Healthy
- Staying safe
- Enjoying & achieving
- Making a positive contribution
- Achieving economic well being
(source: Every Child Matters)
Select this link to find out more about what underpins our practice.
Our programmes aim to improve these rights for all families who attend, by providing
a multi-agency and integrated service, to give the best possible help to those who
need it. We offer for children an emotionally secure & homely environment, where
children are stimulated through age appropriate play. For parents we offer a range
of programmes & support that helps to build confidence and encourage empowerment
for those who attend.
Parent & child activities include:
- Family Art Therapy
- Play therapy
- Playing together
A sample of some Parent programmes includes:
- Family focus
- English as a second language
- Homework club (maths & English)
- Life skills
- Healthy living
- Dads, mums support & outreach
- Army families support & outreach
- Grandparents support
- Adult & baby massage
- Social enterprise
- Well being
Click this link to view more information about the service available for Army families.
We also have a sister centre in Malawi. Click this link to find out more.