Building Relationships for Stronger Families

Building Relationships for Stronger Families is a range of programmes for parents/​carers and expectant parents/​carers who would like to improve their co-parenting relationship.

Support is available for separated parents as well as those who are together as a couple. The 4 different programmes are:

1. Family Check Up

Suitable for parents/carers who are together as a couple. This programme consists of 4 family sessions with a therapist who will work with you and your children to help you identify family strengths and develop positive behaviour support skills for things that you would like to change.

2. Within My Reach

A 16 hour group programme for parents/carers who are separated. One or both parents/carers can attend, but parents/carers are not expected to attend together. The programme focuses on building relationships, maintaining relationships, and making relationship decisions.

3. Enhanced Triple P

An 8 to 12 week one-to-one programme for parents/carers who are together as a couple. It focuses on communication, conflict resolution and problem solving to improve teamwork between you and your partner.

4. Family Transitions Triple P

An 8 to 12 week programme for parents/carers experiencing difficulties as a consequence of separation or divorce. Either one or both parents/carers can attend, but ex-partners will need to attend separately. The course focuses on developing skills to resolve conflicts with your former partner and on learning how to cope positively with stress. This programme is offered on a one-to-one or small group basis.

Attending a programme

All parents/carers who are interested in accessing one of the Building Relationships for Stronger Families programmes will be asked to complete a questionnaire about their co-parent relationship in order to match them to the most suitable programme.

Sessions are offered virtually when face to face contact is restricted.

Hear parents talk about their experience of accessing this programme in English, Polish, Spanish, Urdu, Hindi or Gujarati.

Watch this short clip about parental conflict and the Building Relationships for Stronger Families programme.

To attend an upcoming programme, please register with the Parenting Support Service.

The Building Relationships for Stronger Families programmes are not suitable where there is domestic abuse from one co-parent to the other.