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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.

  • 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.

  • Webinar
  • 2019
  • EIF

Engaging disadvantaged families in parenting and parental conflict programmes

Gain further insight from EIF and DWP presenters looking at our evidence review on engaging parents, including a panel discussion on how this evidence can be applied in practice.

  • 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.

  • Case example
  • 2020
  • EIF

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

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.

  • Policy
  • 2019
  • DWP

Reducing Parental Conflict: a digital discovery

Findings from DWP’s investigation into the digital behaviours of parents in low-income households experiencing parental conflict, including how to embed this learning to provide better digital services for these families.

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