December 2020

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The ‘Parenting Together’ programme

Being a parent is tough - being a parent when your relationship with your partner or ex-partner isn’t going well is even tougher.

Parenting Together is one strand of the Reducing Parental Conflict Programme led by the Department of Work and Pensions.

This programme is funded and managed by the Department of Work and Pensions, but is being coordinated locally by Hertfordshire County Council on behalf of all participating local authorities.

Find out more about the programme at Parenting Together Programme

Remember, you can help parents by:

  • Talking to them about their relationships. Make sure they are aware that conflict can impact on their children and that there is help available. There is a toolkit and training to help you have these conversations at:
  • Signposting them to self-help. Our Hertfordshire webpage has information for parents about relationships, and where to go for local and online help:
  • Referring them to specialist support if they need it. Any professional or volunteer working with a family in Hertfordshire can refer parents to the Parenting Together Programme. This provides free evidence-based parental conflict support to parents, whether they are together or separated.



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