Reducing Parental Conflict

Early Help and Prevention team has funding for Reducing Parental Conflict training that can be delivered virtually through your laptop.

Conflict between parents occurs naturally in relationships and is a way that partners can work through their problems by listening to each other’s point of view and finding a positive solution. However, where conflict is frequent, intense and poorly resolved, this can be damaging to the relationship and have a negative impact on family life. Conflict can be triggered by money worries or problems at work, poor housing, parenting style or sibling rivalry, bereavement, a new baby, the list goes on. It is not only the relationship that is at risk, but research tells us that this type of parental conflict has a damaging impact on children within the family. It affects their emotional wellbeing and places them at risk of poor social and educational outcomes. Medical research also tells us that child brain development is affected by parental conflict.

If you want to recognise damaging parental conflict and discover some tools to support parents in developing more constructive communication, you can access the training that has been developed by DWP working with the Early Intervention Foundation. It is being rolled out nationally in partnership with training provider, Knowledgepool.   The training is free to attend and there are 20 places on each course, delivered through a virtual learning environment.


Knowsley course dates are detailed below:

Module 2 – Recognising and supporting parents in parental conflict – applying knowledge, skills and techniques Module 3 – Working with parents in conflict – how do I support parents?



17 Sept 2020     13:30 – 16:30   Full


8 Sept 2020       09:30 – 12:30

23 Sept 2020     09:30 – 12:30   Full 14 Oct 2020       13:30 – 16:30   Full
3 Nov 2020        13:30 – 16:30   Full 19 Oct 2020       13:30 – 16:30
12 Nov 2020      09:30 – 12:30 23 Nov 2020      13:30  – 16:30   Full
2 Dec 2020        13:30 – 16:30 19 Jan 2021        09:30 – 12:30
7 Dec 2020        09:30 – 12:30 28 Jan 2021        13:30  – 16:30

There is also a module for managers that provide supervision to frontline practitioners. If you are a manager and would like to attend, please refer to the dates below:

Module 4 – The Role of Supervisors and Managers: How can I support my frontline practitioners?

09 Oct 2020       09:30 – 12:30

18 Nov 2020      13:30 – 16:30


To book a place on any of the above courses, or to ask a question about the training, please contact the Stronger Families Programme Team by email