The World Health Organisation (WHO) states that ‘the future of human societies depends on children being able to achieve their optimal physical growth and psychological development. Never before has there been so much knowledge to assist families and societies in their desire to raise children to meet their potential’(WHO 2002)

Professor Sally Kendall


A grant from the Sasakawa Foundation

A grant from the Sasakawa Foundation supported the dissemination of findings from a collaborative study of parenting in Japan and the UK. Seminars on ‘Supporting parents in the community’ were presented to academic and public health nursing audiences in Tokyo and Kobe during February 2012.

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British Council PMI2Project

This website has been developed as part of a British Council PMI2funded project to  study the effect of group based parenting support on parental stress and outcomes for children in both the UK and Japan.


WHO (2002). A review: A critical link, Intervention for physical growth and development. Child and adolescent health and development, World Health Organisation.




A recent survey of users of TOPSE highlighted the following testimonials

“TOPSE showed a benefit to parents in all areas. We are using the individual results to signpost parents to other beneficial services following attendance at groups”

“We continue to only commission providers who use robust monitoring and evaluation tools, one of which is TOPSE’

“We use TOPSE to provide evidence of the effectiveness of our parenting courses”

“TOPSE is now embedded into our Quality Standards for the delivery of parenting programmes”

“I love TOPSE. It is easy to understand and clear to complete... parent and clinician friendly and allows parents to tell the truth about their experiences rather than what they think the clinicians want to hear them say”

“A valuable resource to enable both professionals and parents to see the impact and progress made and to help recognise pathways forward for developments and support”

“The tool was perceived to be easy to use by parents and the themed nature of the questions helped to clarify thinking in relation to aspects of being a parent”