Bianca Sapara-Grant is the founder and CEO of Parent Power. She founded Parent Power to help support families to thrive and to provide training to professionals to build their capacity to deliver effective services.
Qualifications and Experience
Bianca has a rich and diverse set of knowledge, skills and experience, having worked with families for over 20 years across the educational, health, voluntary and social services sectors.
Bianca has practiced as a Literacy and Family Learning Tutor, Parent Support Practitioner and a Domestic Abuse Training and Awareness Officer.
Bianca’s other qualifications include a PGCE in Literacy; Triple P (Positive Parenting Programme for children and teens); a Level 4 qualification in work with parents; and Certification in Strengthening Families and Strengthening Communities (SFSC). Bianca is also a qualified NHS Mental Health First Aid Youth Instructor for 8-18 year olds.
Speaker and Trainer
Bianca has successfully written and delivered several training programmes to support families across the UK, including, 'The Teenage Brain and Why Teens Take Risks to Thrive and Grow', which was delivered at a parenting conference.
She has led training programmes for professionals. This includes successfully training professionals to engage with vulnerable families, in particular, Black and minority ethnic groups and marginalised communities.
Designing Programmes that are Evidence-based and Delivering Across Sectors
Bianca believes in evidence-based research as the basis for providing excellent and high-quality services and products that have been tried and tested. The programmes are evidence-based, underpinned by research in the field of child development. Parent Power regularly updates its teaching and learning resources to reflect latest research, policies and best practices. Products and services have been a resource for UK local authorities, schools, the NHS, and the fostering sector. Parent Power produces resources that adds value and makes a difference to people’s lives.
Helping to Deliver UK Government Initiatives
Bianca was a project coordinator for the Hunger Programme - a UK government initiative to support vulnerable children and their families in encouraging a healthy lifestyle in diet, exercise and personal development.
Director at Parent Power. A former foster parent of 20 years, Margaret brings her skills and experience to support the cause.
Sharifa is a nursery teacher and has been on board since the beginning. She is passionate about impacting young lives and is helping Parent Power to grow and expand its services.
Wendla is a care manager for adult services. Wendla focuses on linking parents to services, ensuring their wellbeing to help young people thrive.
Samantha is a children's Occupational Therapist with over 20 years experience. She has worked with children and young people with various conditions and disabilities in a variety of settings. Samantha is currently leading a team supporting visually and multisensory impaired children.
Hannah has a Psychology BSc and is a MSc student studying Child Development at UCL. Hannah is focused on research and supporting the mental health and well-being of children and adolescents. Hannah also supports children with autism through therapy and research.
Our vision is to champion the work of parenting as a force for better outcomes for children and young people. We want the next generation to have the character, confidence and skills to lead healthy, fulfilling and productive lives.
We want our young people to have a good childhood now so that they can have a great adulthood. To forge relationships and feel they belong to their community and feel connected to the global community. To feel empowered to care for the world and take on responsibilities and make contributions towards a prosperous and socially just society. We believe parents play a big part in making this happen.
This means parents, and those that have a responsibility for children, should be supported because good parenting is the bedrock to building a healthy, thriving society. At Parent Power, our projects, programmes and events are designed to support parents and carers but at the centre of the design is the child. That's why at Parent Power we say, 'It's all about the child'.
By making all our projects and programmes about what is best for the child, we continue to innovate and deliver wide-ranging activities in a variety of formats, from wellbeing journals for young people, to coaching parents one-to-one, practical skills workshops, spaces for dialogue, workshops on Zoom, using the performing arts for young people, or arts and crafts for fun family activities.
As a London community-based organisation, we have developed a powerful network of parents, schools, charities, social enterprises, funders and advocates and our reach continues to grow.
Parent Power delivers high value to parents, young people, schools, charities and other community-based organisations as a result of it's ability to define culturally-specific needs and communicate across communities.
We offer so much, from FREE workshops and events, to training and coaching, youth activities, family fun sessions and so much more!
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