Hackney Empowering Parent, Empowering Communities (EPEC) Service
Main contract details
EPEC is innovative. It uses a ‘parent to parent’ approach to transform the scale and reach of parenting support available to families and communities living in socially disadvantaged neighbourhoods; and strengthens the parent-child relationship through positive communication, parental sensitivity, safe care, child-led play, alongside behaviour management tools grounded in social learning theory. It has been proven to reduce barriers associated with stigma for those parents/carers least likely to use conventional parenting services.
The Hackney service will work collaboratively with maternity, health visiting services, the CVS, children centres and emerging family hubs to be part of a whole system approach to supporting families with the transition to parenthood. The successful bidder will: establish a Hackney EPEC service manage the recruitment and coordination of accredited training for local parent group leaders organise the programme of Hackney EPEC parenting courses conduct parent outreach and engagement provide supervision and quality assurance network and liaise with multi agency colleagues and services report EPEC activity and impact to multi agency partners South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust hold the intellectual property rights to EPEC and will support the organisation awarded the contract to successfully establish the local EPEC service within Hackney by: delivering the accredited EPEC training to Parent Peer Group Leaders and materials providing supervision – pre group, prep arrangements? supporting training delivery to parents – observation for one hour, sessions 1, 3, 5 and 8, supervision?, and undertaking phone check-ins providing opportunities to reflect and learn on own group leader skills, and any concerns about specific parents embedding safeguarding within the Parent Peer Group Leader training, local training, and group agreement
It is anticipated that this service will cost a maximum of £119,000 (Yr. 1 £82,897.50 Yr. 2 £36,102.50). There will be an option to extend for 6 months bringing the contract to a maximum of £163,000.
The estimated contract start date will be 29th January 2024.
Expression of interest window
From 25/09/2023 16:45 to 25/10/2023 12:00