Former Wolves keeper Matt Murray lent a helping hand at an event to celebrate the achievements of city people who had successfully completed a parenting course.

A group of 9 parents took part in The Nurturing Programme which provides training for adults to help them develop and improve relationships between parents and their children.

Among the many aims of the programme, which was run by the Multi-Agency Support Team (MAST), are to develop self-confidence and self-esteem in both adults and children.

The programme for this group was delivered by Debbie Smith from MAST 1 and Gail Bealey from MAST 2.

Issues that are covered in the 10 week programme include developing skills to support children in their education, improving relationships both at home and in school and dealing with behavioural issues.

Matt presented the parents who successfully completed the course with their certificates.

Councillor Susan Constable, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Families, said: "I am delighted that Matt was able to take the time to support these parents.

"Everyone worked hard to complete this important course which equips them with vital skills that will help improve the quality of life for them and their children.

"Our Multi Agency Support Teams will continue to provide such courses across the city, helping as many families as possible."

  • released: Monday 29 April, 2013