Reducing Parental Conflict Hub

The Reducing Parental Conflict Hub is moving. From the end of July 2023, this hub will be available via

Our hub is for local leaders, commissioners, practitioners and researchers who are looking to reduce the impact of parental conflict on children. It provides a central repository of key ‘what works’ evidence and tools, including why parental conflict matters for children’s outcomes, and guidance on how to take action. The hub will continue to grow as new evidence and tools are created.

There is strong evidence that conflict between parents – whether together or separated – can have a significant negative impact on children’s mental health and long-term life-chances. Not all conflict is damaging, but where this is frequent, intense and poorly resolved it can harm children’s outcomes.

The government’s Improving Lives strategy introduced a new focus on tackling the impact of parental conflict on children, with the aim that this will become mainstream, alongside support for parenting. As part of this work, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is leading a national Reducing Parental Conflict Programme to embed evidence-based support to tackle parental conflict in local areas. The hub is funded by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to support their national programme of work on reducing parental conflict.

Spotlight: key resources

  • Guide
  • 2023
  • EIF
  • key resource

Series: Supporting healthy relationships evidence guides

This series of practical guides provides information and advice to local Reducing Parental Conflict teams who are developing activities designed to engage and support specific target groups that have been recommended to us by local authorities across the country.

  • Case examples
  • 2023
  • EIF

From Birmingham to Wirral: local RPC strategies & initiatives

Practical examples from local areas who are introducing change by adapting strategy, developing their workforce or changing the way they work to address parental conflict.

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