The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is developing a national offer of parental relationship support, including face-to-face provision, workforce training and the development of tools to support practitioners when working with families, and a central 'what works' infrastructure to support local delivery.
DWP is seeking to increase effective provision to tackle parental conflict and improve outcomes for children. Between 2015 and 2018, they funded local areas to pioneer approaches to increasing support for family relationships through the Local Family Offer Programme.
A new national Reducing Parental Conflict (RPC) Programme, announced in 2017, invests £39 million until 2021 to support both the supply and demand for evidence-based interventions at a local level.
The RPC Programme is built around eight key components:
DWP has produced a set of documents to help local authorities and their partners as they apply for the grant funding which is now available through the national Reducing Parental Conflict Programme. For more information about the programme, and to start the application process for this funding, please contact your local Regional Integration Lead (see contact details below).
Who's my RIL? Check the RPCP regions map