In 2020 MaPS partnered with Reed in Partnership (in Northern Ireland) and Campaign for Learning (in Scotland) to test the feasibility of delivering TLD at scale in other parts of the UK. Again, there were a number of ways in which the projects differed in their approach to the original TLD pilot, which we were keen to test:
- The TLD session delivery method was flexible: it could be embedded into existing parenting programmes or as a standalone session
- The sessions for parents could be delivered by practitioners/professionals who support parents in various capacities, as opposed to specifically parenting practitioners
- Reed in Partnership engaged a range of organisations across Northern Ireland to cascade training down to their parent networks in a ‘Train the Trainer’ model
The projects coincided with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, therefore materials were adapted for virtual delivery, which also differed to the original face-to-face mode of delivery.
In Northern Ireland, IFF were commissioned to undertake a process and outcomes evaluation of the project, and in Scotland this was conducted by ScotCen.