Evidence clearly identifies the impact of trauma on children, and highlights children who are exposed to parental conflict can suffer long-term harm affecting emotional and social development, mental health, educational attainment, relationships, and employability.

Contacts details

Telephone number: 01305 228460

The Reducing Parental Conflict Programme has been introduced nationally through a DWP Change programme to support families experiencing Parental Conflict. The focus is on supporting parents and carers who are in a relationship, or separated. This includes foster carers, adoptive parents, step parents, same sex parents, single parents in conflict with another adult in the family for example a grandparent, separated/divorced parents.

Professional training

Free multi-agency training for practitioners and managers in February and March 2020.

Plymouth Windsor House

  • 19 February 2020 UB CR 4 Modules 2 and 3
  • 2 March 2020 GF CR 3 Modules 1 and 4
  • 17 March 2020 UB CR 4 Modules 2 and 3
  • 25 March 2020 GF CR 3 Modules 2 and 3

Module 1 (1/2 day)

Introduces parental conflict and the evidence base. It focuses on the impact of parental conflict on children's outcomes.

Modules 2 and 3 (Full day)

Module 2 and Module 3 explore how to recognise parental conflict, and introduce evidence based practical tools to support frontline practitioners engage with those experiencing conflict.

Module 4 (1/2 day)

Module 4 is aimed at supervisors and managers to support frontline practitioners working with parents in conflict. 

Attending any of the classroom based modules provides access to all four modules online via eLearning.

Email tania.davies@torbay.gov.ukto book a place.


Happy Families Happy Futures - Local Home Start interventions

No training is required to complete the referral form (RSQ).

Referrals are also considered if only one parent is able to engage.

The referral forms and agreement can be uploaded and submitted via http://www.dorsetnexus.org.uk/Page/13594

*Please note Dorset is the referral gateway but the interventions will be delivered locally by Home Start*

4 types of interventions are offered depending on the family's circumstances

Family Transitions Triple P

  • Separated parents or those going through divorce/separation 
  • Parents expecting a baby

 Incredible Years Advance

  • Parents in a relationship
  • Parents with a child aged 4-12 years

 Within My Reach

  • Separated parents
  • Parents expecting a baby 

Family Check-Up

  • Parents in a relationship and separated parents
  • Parents with children aged 2-17 years

For any questions please contact tania.davies@torbay.gov.uk

Or the HFHF Referral Gateway Team via HappyFamiliesHappyFutures@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

Price: Free
Based: Devon
  • Everyone, regardless of age

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