Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Parental conflict: useful contacts

The for baby's sake website provides information on taking the first steps.

Relate - advice on how to handle arguments

CAFCASS - a guide to support practitioners working with families where there is deemed to be harmful conflict. The guide contains a range of tools including; Dispute resolution skills and technique guidance, parenting styles tool, distinguishing domestic abuse and harmful conflict tool, cafcass positive parenting, a programme suitability criteria tool, a children’s belief about parental divorce tool. 

One plus one are a charity offering digital resources and information that will help to improve the quality of relationships. Their resources section includes links to resources for:

The 'Happy Families, Happy Futures' programme is designed to improve communication and ease tension between parents or carers, supporting a happy environment for their children.

Free face to face interventions are available to parents (co-habiting or separated) to help them build healthier relationships by managing disagreements and conflict more constructively.

Please note: Parents are required to complete an online screening process to establish eligibility.