Reducing Parental Conflict: Recognising and working with parents in conflict

Date & Time:

Wednesday 11 September 2019 (9:00 - 17:00)

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The Quad, Green Wrythe Lane, Carshalton,


Target Group / Level

This training is targeted to Group Level 2 (in regular contact with children, young people and/or parent/carer) or Level 3 (predominately working with children) as as set out in the Safeguarding Competency framework in London Safeguarding Child Procedures. NHS Inter-Collegiate Standards 2 and 3 for health professionals


This course covers 2 modules of the Reducing Parental Conflict training programme. Module 1 e-learning will be sent prior to this event.

1. Recognising and Supporting Parents in Parental Conflict: Applying knowledge, skills and techniques

Course Overview / Aim

This module is 2 of 4, delivered as part of the Reducing Parental Conflict programme, and explores how to recognise the signs of parental conflict at the early stages. It highlights how to support parents in finding constructive outcomes which are shown to provide positive lessons for children to learn such skills as negotiation and compromise. 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this half-day, skills-based workshop, participants will be able to: 

  • Recognise relationship distress at an early stage and when it is potentially damaging 
  • Support couples experiencing parental conflict to be empowered to act, report or refer should domestic abuse be disclosed/identified 
  • Revisit the stressors that may lead to parental conflict 
  • Recognise the role of fathers / male carers in a child’s life and understand the importance of including co-parents in all forms of co-parenting couples 
  • Build confidence and skills by using effective listening and questioning techniques to identify and discuss parental conflict triggers 
  • Understand your role and responsibilities in discussing parental conflict with parents, to help frontline practitioners assist parents to understand the impact of parental conflict on their children 


2. Working with Parents in Conflict: How do I support, refer or intervene?

Course Overview / Aim

This module is 3 of 4 delivered as part of the Reducing Parental Conflict programme and explores how to discuss parental conflict with parents. It focuses on practising the skills of handling conversations with parents in conflict using tools and techniques to enable parents to resolve destructive conflict with positive outcomes. 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this half-day, skills-based workshop, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify the level of conflict encountered and describe the most appropriate support to offer 
  • Respond appropriately when parental conflict is identified 
  • Practice how to approach conversations that may arise around distressed relationships 
  • Know about the available local and national resources available to support parents whose relationship is in conflict 
  • Help parents to engage with these services, by being able to describe what they do and what the evidence shows us about long term outcomes for children 
  • Identify when to talk with your manager about possible domestic abuse and/or child safeguarding situations 


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Venue Details:

The Quad, Green Wrythe Lane, Carshalton,

(020 8770 5754)