Welcome to PAMS 4.0

Welcome to PAMS 4.0, the latest edition of the Parent Assessment Manual Software.

As stated in the PAMS 3.0 Instruction Book,
training was highly recommended in the PAMS 3.0 but this has changed in the PAMS 4.0 to "PAMS training is needed for anyone who purchased the licence and intends to use the PAMS assessment with families". 
Anyone who is PAMS 3.0 trained should be able to use the PAMS 4.0 without further training. Ultimately, organisations, agencies and individuals hold the responsibility for ensuring that they are PAMS trained when they use PAMS materials. 

In PAMS 4.0, as well as many software enhancements, there have also been updates to the Worksheet, Instruction Book and Parent Booklet content. Due to this, it is not possible to open Worksheet files in PAMS 4.0 which have been saved in PAMS 3.0. When PAMS 4.0 is installed on your PC, it will not overwrite PAMS 3.0 which allows you to continue using PAMS 4.0 alongside PAMS 3.0 (until you no longer require PAMS 3.0).

The PAMS Scoring Criteria is an abbreviated guide to what constitutes "adequate" parenting knowledge and practice, based on government guidance, research and professional feedback at time of print. Whilst ongoing amendments to the criteria are provided via PRINT Docs/PAMS Software Main Screen, ultimately it is the PAMS user's responsibility to update/keep current their knowledge of acceptable parenting practices.   



All PAMS Software includes free e-mail based technical support. We aim to reply to any support queries the same working day.

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Free PAMS Demo software is available to download.
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PAMS Author

Dr Sue Mcgaw

Dr Sue McGaw, PAMS Author, founded the UK based NHS Special Parenting Service in 1988.

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