Project Cymru


About the trial

PROJECT SFP CYMRU IS NO LONGER RECRUITING FAMILIES TO THE RESEARCH TRIAL, though the Strengthening Families Programme is still running outside the project in some areas.



Eligibility of Families Previously Recruited to Project SFP Cymru (ending June 2012)

Any families deemed eligible to attend the Strengthening Families Programme by their local project coordinator were included in the research trial, subject to their giving consent. For a family to be included in the research, parents/carers needed to give consent for their own involvement in the study, and also give consent for the involvement of their son/daughter. Young people also needed to give consent for their participation in the research.


Key inclusion criteria for participation in the SFP 10-14 UK are:

  • Families with a child aged 10-14
  • At least one parent/carer and one child are willing to attend the programme together.
  • The ability to speak English (help can be provided for parents or children with low literacy levels). Some programmes may also be delivered through the medium of Welsh.
  • Families can self-refer to the programme or be referred by a practitioner.


Key exclusion criteria are:

  • Families with very high needs or challenges (such as serious substance misuse problems or family breakdown)
  • Situations where either a parent or child does not want to attend the programme
  • Parents or children who cannot speak English or Welsh
  • Families in which members of the same family have previously attended the SFP in the context of the trial
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