Alliance partner Barnardo’s aim is to support parents/carers of children (6 to 18 years old) who have a diagnosis of, or are in the process of getting a diagnosis of, ADHD. We give parents and carers strategies to manage challenging behaviour whilst gaining support from parents or carers in a similar situation. 

We have groups all over Surrey that run during the day and evening. This support and advice is delivered in an eight week programme; within your local community, during school hours, or in the evenings.

We empower parents by helping them to:

  • gain confidence and skills as parents when living with a child with ADHD
  • exploring how positive parenting is beneficial to the family as a whole
  • discuss strategies for effective behaviour management
  • have the opportunity to meet with other parents
  • understanding the importance of clear communication for a child with ADHD   

We have two skills building programmes:

  • The Parent Factor in ADHD is for parents/carers of children that have an ADHD diagnosis (8 week skills building programme). 
  • The Nurturing Programme, delivered with ADHD as a clear focus, is for those parents/carers awaiting a diagnosis for their child. (8 week skills building programme).

For further information please visit Barnardo's - Surrey Positive Parenting Service.

  • Elmbridge
  • Guildford
  • Mole Valley
  • Reigate and Banstead
  • Runnymede
  • Spelthorne
  • Surrey Heath
  • Tandridge
  • Waverley
  • Woking

We only accept requests for support from health, education and social care professionals. All children and young people need to be registered with a GP in Surrey to be directed to this service.

To make a request for support:

Social workers from the below teams should make requests for support through the social work pathway:

  • Assessment
  • Child in Need
  • Child Protection
  • Children with Disabilities

Parents/carers that have been directed to us can expect to receive a phone call from a Barnardo’s worker within five working days. They will introduce the service and give an opportunity to discuss the support and needs required as well as answering any questions.

Email us

Service manager

Lynne Johnston

Opening times

  • 9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday
  • 9am to 4:30pm, Friday