The initial scheme in Renfrew-shire has been considered a success and thinking of new ways to use the service to benefit the community is a good decision.
Many parents are in need of support with children at various ages for many different reasons and, while it will not be possible to address every single issue, the more support the most vulnerable and at risk receive the better.
The scheme has benefits in improving educational attainment and reducing the likelihood of offending, so the wider community benefits too.
Public sector budgets may be tight, but this is an example of preventative spending that has the potential to change lives for the better and will reap dividends in the future.
While PPP has been a success for parents with younger children this extension will allow others to get similar levels of support and advice, before it is too late.
The programme to divert young people away from crime and violence has shown positive results in other areas and, by working in partnership, Renfrewshire Council hopes it will help turn around the lives of children giving cause for concern.