CAPS is a citywide, multi-agency early intervention service which delivers highly effective evidence based interventions to preschool children and their families. The jointly commissioned service is a partnership between the NHS, Manchester City Council and voluntary sector Family Action, Banardo’s & Big Life. The service has been delivered across Manchester for over 15 years and includes the delivery of Incredible Years® Parent Programmes to preschool children and their families and Video Interaction Guidance as part of the Preschool Psychology Clinics in Sure Start Children’s Centres.
Incredible Years Parent Programmes: Incredible Years Parent Programmes are highly evidence based in the treatment and prevention of behavior problems in young children. All CAPS staff are accredited parent group leaders to ensure model fidelity and positive outcomes for children.
Incredible Years Preschool: 14 week parent programme for parents of children aged 2-4 years of age to prevent and treat behavior problems.
Incredible Years ‘You and Your Incredible Baby’: 10 week parent programme for parents of 0-1 year olds to promote positive relationships and attachment between parents and their babies.
Video Interaction Guidance: Video Interaction Guidance (VIG) is an evidence based intervention used to develop positive relationships and attachment between parents and their children. All CAPS staff are accredited VIG guiders to ensure model fidelity and positive outcomes for children.
Preschool Psychology Clinics: for the assessment of 0-4 year olds to identify appropriate interventions including Incredible Years Parent Programmes and Video Interaction Guidance.
Pre School Psychology Clinic:
By referral from health professional (e.g. Health Visitor, GP, Midwife).
Incredible Years Parent Programmes (Preschool and Baby Programme): There is a 12 week window prior to the course starting during which referrals are accepted by telephone. Applications for the course will then be completed at a jointly arranged outreach visit with the family, the referrer and CAPS course leader. A list of courses is sent to potential referrers. Should you wish to be receive information about upcoming CAPS courses please contact 0161 227 9960.
9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Clinics by appointment only
North CAPS Team:
Tel No: 0161 203 3263
Fax No: 0161 203 3253
Central CAPS Team:
140 Raby Street
Tel (office): 0161 227 9960
Fax: 0161 227 9964
South CAPS Team:
Carol Kendrick Centre
Tel: 0161 902 3423
Fax: 0161 902 3450
CAPS includes a team of 50 staff across the city including Clinical Psychologists, Assistant Clinical Psychologists and Parent Group Leaders.
Head of CAPS Early Intervention
Dr Caroline White, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Tel: 0161 203 3263
Team Lead – Dr Mia Cleary, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Deputy Team Lead – Dr Helen Stevens, Principal Clinical Psychologist
Team Lead – Dr Anna Engel, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Deputy Team Lead – Dr Emma Turl, Principal Clinical Psychologist
Team Lead – Dr Martin Carey, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Deputy Team Lead – Dr Emma Arnold, Principal Clinical Psychologist
CAPS is published by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as a model of best practice for “Early Years: Social and Emotional Wellbeing”
International Award for 10 Years Sustainable Implementation of Incredible Years Parent Programmes.