Enabling families to be stronger together

About Us

Our MissionTo enable parents to support their children to lead happy healthy lives and grow into respectful, socially and emotionally responsible adults.

“Other things may change us but you start and end with family”                            Anthony Brandt

Francine and Lesley have a wealth of relevant experience in working with families, children and adults. They believe confident connected parenting leads to happy, motivated children helping families getting the best out of life. Francine worked for many years as a counsellor of both adults and children and Lesley in education with children and young people at high risk of exclusion from school. They are compassionate, respectful qualified facilitators who share their knowledge with clarity, sensitivity and energy mixed with an infectious sense of fun.

  • We are qualified in PTLL’s Level 3 & 4 and have Level 4 Working with Parents
  • Francine & Lesley facilitate all parenting courses and professional training workshops
  • We follow the Family Partnership Model in working with parents.


Director and Parenting Facilitator

Francine Swaby

“As a mother of a son with additional needs
I am passionate about bringing parents together
and creating a safe space for parents enabling them
to help their families flourish”


Director and Parenting Facilitator

Lesley Chance

“As a parent I realised life can be a bit like a rollercoaster – the highs and the lows and never knowing quite what’s around the next corner! By bringing all our personal parenting experience and our professional knowledge together to develop our courses, Francine and I intend  to work in the best way we can to offer parents tools to inspire and encourage all family members to reach their full potential.”

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Latest News

Parent Network and Autumn Courses

Parent Network available on line through Zoom  Parents of children with SEND are really enjoying connecting with each other on line and gaining much support and knowledge in this way in the comfort of their own home and sharing experiences. Details of all our Lottery funded Parent Network sessions are on our fliers and home […]

Latest News

Brand new course bookings through Eventbrite – press HERE for details. Parent Network guest speakers and partnerships now include. Helena Marks-Dwyer, Independent SEND Advisor.  Fresh from managing Hackney SENDIASS, with over 20 years of SEND experience and now working in partnership with the Families in Focus Team to bring all the current news and information […]