Since 2002, ParentWorks, a programme of Christchurch Methodist Mission, has been helping non-custodial parents to build better relationships with their children and assist them both in the short and long term. This report sets out the 2012 review of the programme, including feedback from participants, referring agencies and various other people involved with ParentWorks, as well as an independent review of the programme.
The review identified that the ParentWorks programme is not only effective, it is vital for many of the parents who are referred to it. The review process also assisted in gaining an understanding of where further development of the programme might be useful. This has allowed the Methodist Mission to update assessment tools, session content, the programme manual and the end of programme reports.