Bedford Borough Council, Central Bedfordshire, Luton Borough Council and Families First Bedfordshire are working together to create a pan-Bedfordshire strategic team to drive the Reducing Parental Conflict Programme (RPC). They are building on current practice and programmes such as Five to Thrive, Parents as First Teachers, Mellow Parenting and Triple P, as well as learning from the Local Family Offer, and using insight and data to understand the impact of parental conflict on adolescent mental health.
What are we doing already?
Alongside the development of a training plan, local authority senior management teams and frontline family practitioners are currently working with the RPC leads to:
- understand the evidence base around parental conflict and child outcomes and what works
- undertake local needs analysis and explore links to existing strategies and plans
Senior Management Teams are on board and working with the RPC leads to link the RPC programme to existing strategies and plans. There is a real commitment at all levels to drive this programme and strengthen our response to reducing parental conflict, and improving outcomes for children and young people.
Local and Regional Leads:
Regional lead: Christabel Tuke
Central Bedfordshire Council: Fiona Side
Bedford Borough Council: Ranjit Sohal
Luton Borough Council: Sarah Lawlor