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Information about the Reducing Parental Conflict programme

DWP publishes guidance collating all resources for LAs and stakeholders

The Department for Work and Pensions has published guidance bringing together information and resources for local authorities and other stakeholders involved in the Reducing Parental Conflict programme.

The Reducing Parental Conflict (RPC) programme has been developed by the DWP which says that the programme will:

The Improving Lives: Helping Workless Families policy paper included analysis showing exposure to frequent, intense and poorly resolved parental conflict can affect children's:

The DWP states that where a child lives with both parents in the same household, more than one in ten (11 per cent) of children have at least one parent who reports relationship distress. Children living in workless families are three times more likely to experience parental conflict that in families where both parents are in work. Children in workless families are almost twice as likely to live with at least one parent reporting symptoms of anxiety and depression. They are also nearly twice as likely to fail to reach expected levels at all stages of their education.

For the guidance, click here. For the Improving Lives: Helping Workless Families policy paper, click here.