15 August 2014
Feedback from the survey will allow service providers to tailor their support services to meet parents' needs
A major parenting survey has launched to find out the real issues affecting families in the UK.
Researchers from Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and the University of Manchester want parents to let them know what support they need and where they need it most.
The feedback from the International Parenting Survey – UK (IPS – UK) will give service providers the opportunity to tailor their support services to meet parents’ needs.
Dr Beth Casey, Research Associate in GCU’s Department of Psychology, Social Work and Allied Health Sciences, said: “All parents look for support from time to time but often they’re not aware of the support services that are available, or the services might not be quite what they’re looking for.
“The IPS-UK gives parents an opportunity to have their say on the challenges they face in parenting, the type of support they would like and how they would like to access it.
“We’re looking for parents living in the UK who have children aged between two and twelve to take 20-30 minutes to fill in the survey and share their views and experiences.
“The more parents that get involved, the more influence the survey will have.”
Complete the survey online.