Evidence-based programmes

The right programme for every child.

Part of the reason that evidence-based programmes work so well is that they are very varied and carefully targeted, making sure every child gets the best possible results from the help they get.

We know children and families in different situations and stages need individual help to overcome their problems. These programmes address multiple factors and always achieve the best outcome for everyone.


Evidence based programmes in action

Each evidence-based programme focuses on a particular area and takes into account the individual needs of children and parents. There is a programme for every child, from the first year into the teens and looking to adulthood beyond.

What programmes do we use?

We have led the way in adopting evidence-based programmes. Our highly trained staff can deliver a range of different programmes, including:

  • Functional Family Therapy (FFT)
  • Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST)
  • Roots of Empathy (ROE)
  • Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO)
  • Parenting programmes, including Incredible Years and Triple P

We’re also developing our own evidence-based programme, Family Partners.

Featured programmes

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Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST)

An intensive family-focused therapy that addresses multiple influences, from attitudes and biology to peer group and neighbourhood. Each therapist has an average caseload of four to six families and offers 24-hour on-call support. MST has a proven track record in reducing rates of criminal activity and improving family function and cohesion.

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Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

A well-established therapy intervention for the treatment of violent, criminal, behavioural, school and conduct problems with young people and their families.

FFT targets the family relational system as the entry point and primary target for systematic and individualised treatment.

Our solutions work

We piloted Roots of Empathy in North Lanarkshire way back in 2010 and have since expanded it to all Scottish local authorities, as well as Newcastle and Cardiff. An evaluation of the pilot found a 59.4% increase in empathy, a 55.5% increase in prosocial behaviour and a 31.5% improvement in general difficulties, including emotions, conduct, hyperactivity, and peer problems.

An evaluation of our pilot Family Partners programme showed that families valued the practical support it offered at mealtimes and bedtimes, both known to be stressful times. In a sample of 25 children, 72% showed greater emotional wellbeing, 68% had their neglect addressed, and 56% felt safer within their family network.

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