About parents with learning difficulties

All parents have difficulties at times and need support with their parenting from others. Parents with learning difficulties do too. For example, some may have had poor role models or be struggling with poor housing, poverty or with their mental health. Parents with learning difficulties often experience difficulties with literacy, understanding abstract concepts and managing their everyday lives and parenting activities.

With appropriate assessment and support, positive outcomes can be achieved for many children and their parents (see our Success Story booklet (PDF, 932kB), Information for parents with learning difficulties, wtpn_top_tips (PDF, 343kB)and policy essentials).

This film is one mum’s story. It was made by Anna Tovey for the British Institute for Human Rights.

Edit this page