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Incredible Years Programmes in Powys. Dr. Sue Evans, Consultant Child Psychologist, Powys tHB Mrs. Shelley Davies, Strategic Partnership Manger Mrs. Patricia Hughes Services, Team Leader, Barnardo’s. Aims of the Presentation. Where are we at with IY and what’s new in Powys?

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incredible years programmes in powys
Incredible Years Programmes in Powys

Dr. Sue Evans, Consultant Child Psychologist, Powys tHB

Mrs. Shelley Davies, Strategic Partnership Manger

Mrs. Patricia Hughes Services, Team Leader, Barnardo’s

aims of the presentation
Aims of the Presentation
  • Where are we at with IY and what’s new in Powys?
  • The role of Barnardo’s
  • New Strategic developments
overview of school based programmes in powys
Overview of School based Programmes in Powys

A mentor in the School Based programme

Four psychologists and seven teachers trained to deliver TCM

Over one third of schools in Powys have one or more teachers trained in the IY Teacher Programme and Classroom Dina

Strategic plan for further roll out (vision is to establish in all schools across the Foundation Phase)

Positive evaluation in inspection reports

Therapeutic Dina established in schools in areas of high need

overview of school based programmes in powys1
Overview of School based Programmes in Powys
  • Community Advisory Teacher for early years and the foundation phase to coordinate role out of IY teacher and child programmes
Overview of IY Parent Programmes in Powys

Regular cycle of Toddler programmes

School age programme developed across the county

Regular basic groups (including new basic)

More than 20 groups in 2009

Pilot group for parents of young children with learning difficulties

School Readiness

3 pilot groups Autumn 2009

Well evaluated

2 groups in Flying Start areas

Further groups planned for Summer 2010

Universal programme facilitates recruitment to more extended groups

In- county training planned to facilitate further roll out

Home visiting coaching

For parents who need additional support whilst attending groups or who are unable to attend a group

Piloted training in Powys


Programmes delivered with fidelity, outcomes similar to research findings

Reduce family breakdown

Reduce numbers of children entering the care system

Reduce mental health problems

Reduce school exclusions

Promote social, emotional, and academic competence in children

Prevent early onset emotional, social and behavioural difficulties.

how is it delivered
How is it delivered?

A Commissioned Service

Partnership planning, delivery and performance management

Central Co-ordination (Barnardo’s)

Regular Peer Support and Supervision (IY Mentor)

A Network of Facilitators

A Co-ordinated workforce training programme

advantages of this approach
Advantages of this approach

Able to ensure programme fidelity

Multi Agency Workforce Development

Added value

A sustainable model

Shared Responsibility and Accountability

Equitable geographical delivery

evidence of positive impact
Evidence of positive impact

Between 2006 and 2009 1001 parents were referred to the IY programme with 678 parents completing the course.

Parents report and demonstrate feeling;



More confident

Eyberg Assessment show a reduction in both frequency and intensity of problems

GHQ Assessment shows an improvement in parental Mental Health

key drivers
Key Drivers

Early Intervention and Prevention

Improving Outcomes for Children and Families

Integration of Services and partnership working

Workforce Development

Invest to Save

To use the Incredible Years programme as a common model for promoting positive behaviour/managing behaviour across all agencies so that is that children receive consistent messages whether they are in school, in childcare or at home.

To develop a well supported and co-ordinated approach to implementing the range of Incredible Years programmes across the County

To create an Incredible Years trained workforce

To have all schools delivering the I Y programme to children in the Foundation Phase.

To utilise the Incredible Years Principles to develop a whole school approach to managing behaviour.

The vision


Reinforcing the Incredible Years Message

School – Foundation Phase

1:1 services in the home





Parenting Support offered 1:1 in the home by;

  • Early Intervention Service Staff
  • Health visitors
  • Social Workers

Incredible Years Programmes in

schools co-ordinated by

Community Advisory Teachers

delivered by teaching staff,

Education Psychologists

Childcare Staff (initially in

Flying Start areas)

trained to model

Incredible Years practice.

Parent Programmes

co-ordinated by Barnardos and

delivered by a range of staff from

different agencies incl teachers


A Co-ordinated Parenting Support Pathway

Tier 1

Bumps & Babes, Parent & Toddler groups, LAP/NAP, Bibsgroups

Midwives, Health Visitors, LAP/NAP, E.I.S Staff, P & T staff

Informal Parenting Advice & Support

Incredible Years Programmes

& Practice

Childcare Settings,

Schools, E.I.S, Health visitors

Modelling Good


Parenting Link Support Groups (x 6)

Stepping Stones Courses

Delivered by a range of agencies

Introductory Courses/Modules

Genesis Services –

confidence building, Basic Skills Support for eligible parents

Tier 2 & 3

Incredible Years Courses

-Toddler Programme

-Infant Programme

-School Readiness

Intensive Courses

next steps
Next Steps…

Establish the Community Advisory Teacher Role

Establish an Incredible Years Workforce Development Plan to increase capacity and ensure consistency of approach across County

Develop and implement a marketing strategy

Develop parentlink groups as pre and post parent programme support