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 either a seven or 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 (7 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.

  • Guildford
  • Mole Valley
  • Reigate and Banstead
  • Runnymede
  • Spelthorne
  • Surrey Heath
  • Tandridge
  • 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.


Barnardo's South East & Anglia Regional Office,
Unit 1 Satellite Business Village,
Fleming Way,
Sussex, RH10 9NE


01293 610689

Service manager

Lynne Johnston

Opening times

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