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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.