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How can I prepare my workforce?

Supporting practitioners to identify relationship problems early and refer families to the right interventions or services is essential in tackling parental conflict. Embedding relationship support in mainstream services, such as children’s centres or health visiting, or targeting transition points for families, such as new parenthood or separation, can also help to identify families before relationship difficulties escalate. Learn more about how you can better prepare and equip your local workforce with the resources available here.

  • Guide
  • 2022
  • EIF
  • new

How to evaluate training on reducing parental conflict: A practical guide for local areas

This practical step-by-step guide for local areas is designed to help make the process of conducting an evaluation of reducing parental conflict training more manageable and achievable.

  • Report
  • 2019
  • EIF

Engaging disadvantaged and vulnerable parents: An evidence review

This report sets out what the literature tells us about how to encourage disadvantaged and vulnerable parents to take up, participate in and complete parenting and parental conflict programmes and services.

  • Case example
  • 2022
  • EIF
  • new

Walsall: Mapping the local workforce involved in reducing parental conflict

This is Walsall's story about mapping the local workforce involved in reducing parental conflict to assess workforce skill levels and the impact of the current training offer, as phase one of a four-phase reducing parental conflict evaluation project.

  • Case example
  • 2021
  • EIF

Rochdale: Starting a ‘relationship revolution’ to improve the quality of relationships for everyone

This is Rochdale’s story about developing a whole system approach to talk about parental conflict and address the population’s needs. It is told by Emily Nickson Williams, former strategic lead of early help & relational practice. It is told by Georgina Atkins, Walsall’s parenting lead for early help, and Helen Burridge, research officer at EIF.

  • Case example
  • 2020
  • EIF

Wirral: Making reducing parental conflict part of everyday business in Wirral

This is Wirral’s story about building a multi-agency training programme and improving partnership working to help professionals confidently support parents in distressed relationships. It is told by Jane Egan, early help partnership manager.

  • Case example
  • 2020
  • EIF

Hartlepool: Building practitioner capacity in Hartlepool

Read about Hartlepool's experience in building a local partnership to increase the early help practitioner workforce capacity to attend to the quality of interparental relationships.

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