About Us 

The vision of the National Parenting Initiative (NPI) is that any parent in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales will be able to enter their postcode and find a parenting course near them.

The NPI was set up in January 2012 by a group of parenting professionals and senior church leaders from all over the UK.  The goal is to encourage parenting courses in every corner of our four nations and to make it easy for parents to access them.

All courses offered on this website are open to parents or carers of any faith or of no faith.

The National Parenting Initiative is overseen by trustees: 

  • Rev James Stevenson – Chair
  • Jane Auld
  • Nigel Gazzard
  • Dr Geoffrey Hogg
  • Carol De-Beger


The Council of Reference is comprised of the following members:

  • Nicky and Sila Lee – Relationship Central, The Parenting course by Alpha International
  • Mark and Lindsey Melluish – Family Time – New Wine
  • Rob Parsons OBE –  Chairman, Care for the Family
  • Steve Clifford – General Director of the Evangelical Alliance
  • Stuart Bell – Senior Pastor New Life Lincoln
  • Gary Clarke – Senior Pastor Hillsong London
  • Pastor Agu Irukwu - Senior Pastor Jesus House