Majority funded by the Scottish Government, Big Lottery, Robertson Trust Glasgow city council, Hostling scotland, The Robertson trust, West Dunbartonshire council.
PNS is also supported by a range of contracts from the voluntary and statutory sector. The organisation now has a staff team based in Glasgow with trainees and Family Hub Coordinators based in several local authorities.
PNS believes in peer-to-peer support, and that parents themselves have the solutions to many of the challenges they face with the support and encouragement of trained parent facilitators, and of other parents.
PNS believe that parents matter, because children matter.
Dr Kelly is an Associate Tutor and Deputy Director of the MSc in Educational Psychology
Dr Kelly has 20 years of experience as Senior Educational Psychologist in Scotland, with a focus on the development of effective real world interventions.
As Lead Editor and author Dr Kelly has developed the frameworks concept for Educational Psychology, integrating models to create coherence from epistemology to practice protocols. The key text Kelly, Woolfson and Boyle (2008) Frameworks for Practice in Educational Psychology is now in its second edition and is listed as essential reading across Educational Psychology Programmmes in the UK, Ireland and in New Zealand and Australia.
In the international context Dr Kelly is Lead Editor and Author, Cambridge Handbook of Implementation Science for Psychology in Education
Parent Network Scotland commissioned external evaluation in 2008 by Dr Kelly et al., which was predominantly qualitative and based on self-report. Results from this study were strongly positive.