Evidence clearly shows that children exposed to parental conflict can suffer long-term harm. This can affect their:
  • emotional and social development
  • mental health
  • educational attainment
  • relationships
  • employability
The Reducing Parental Conflict Programme has been introduced nationally through a DWP Change programme. It is to support families experiencing parental conflict. The focus is on supporting parents and carers. This is regardless of whether they are in a relationship or separated. This includes:
  • foster carers
  • adoptive parents
  • step parents
  • same sex parents
  • single parents in conflict with another adult in the family. For example, a grandparent, separated/divorced parents

Supporting parental relationships

Drop-in sessions at the Family Hubs for parents/carers

For more information about improving parental and carer relationships, drop in for an informal chat.


The Beehive, 19A Bishop's Place, Paignton. TQ3 3DZ

1st Friday of the month 12.30pm-2.00pm

6 October 2023

3 November 2023

1 December 2023


Zig Zags, Market Street, Torquay TQ1 3AQ

3rd Friday of the month - 12.30-2.00pm

20 October 2023

15 December 2023


The Barn, 1 Brixham Enterprise Estate, Rea Barn Road, Brixham TQ5 9DF

3rd Friday of the month - 12.30-2.00pm

17 November 2023


For more information please contact sally.perryman@torbay.gov.uk