Supporting Parents and Carers

As caring responsibilities evolve, flexible and family friendly working is increasingly valued by employees throughout their careers. Inclusive Employers Supporting Parents and Carers training will help you to create inclusive workplaces where these colleagues can thrive and are not apprehensive about balancing their personal and professional responsibilities.

Supporting Parents and Carers: Why You Need it

As caring responsibilities evolve, flexible and family friendly working is increasingly valued by employees throughout their careers. Research published by Working Families in 2020 indicates childcare as a concern for 73% of parents, rising to 83% for millennial parents.  Concerns over flexibility started when children were in pre-school (66% of mothers and 63% of fathers) and continued through to transition to secondary school (41% fathers and 32% of mothers).  In addition, 59% of working parents said they needed to factor childcare options into decision making about whether or not to accept a new job or promotion.

When parenting and caring were combined, two thirds of working parents with caring responsibility for an elderly relative or other adult said that work impinged on their ability to care for them.  68% percent said their work life was becoming increasingly stressful, compared with 42% of working parents without caring responsibility for an adult. 

Data shows that seven million people in the UK are parents and carers, so addressing these concerns and ensuring your organisation is responsive and understands the challenges faced for this population will be fundamental.  Inclusive Employers Supporting Parents and Carers training will help you to create inclusive workplaces where these colleagues can thrive and are not apprehensive about balancing their personal and professional responsibilities.

Supporting Parents and Carers: What You Will Learn

This practical session will focus on the different stages of parents and carers journeys at work and ways to support them, from those that are cost-neutral to those requiring a greater investment in terms of time and money.

You will have the opportunity to share challenges and concerns that parents and carers are experiencing within your organisation and we will work together, sharing and identifying best practice approaches that respond to these. We will explore:

  • Data on trends, challenges and current practice relating to parents and carers in the UK workforce today;
  • The breadth of parenting and caring responsibilities and stages, and the associated challenges;
  • Practical strategies for supporting carers and parents within your organisation, with varying levels of investment;
  • Best practice tips and case studies from other organisations.

Supporting Parents and Carers: Who Will Benefit

Everyone interested in supporting carers and parents in their workplace and may be of particular interest to Diversity and Inclusion professionals, HR Managers, Line Managers.

Supporting Parents and Carers: What is Our Approach

A fun, engaging and thoughtful approach underpins all Inclusive Employers training and we ensure delegate appropriate HR policy, legal and caselaw touchpoints are included. We focus on behaviour change and our training is packed with tips, techniques and practical take-aways.

Our focus is on developing training that is hard wired to your organisations purpose, values and frameworks. To discuss how we can work together to deliver Supporting Parents and Carers training within your organisation contact us at info@inclusiveemployers.co.uk or 0207 803 0689.

Some examples of learning approaches for this topic are listed below and visit our digital and face-to-face training approach pages for more details. We’re looking forward to working with you.

Learning options:

  • Digital: eLearning modules, webinars, virtual learning space – at your own pace and time; 
  • Face-to-face: learning bursts to suit your schedules, half and full day training are some options;