Northumberland County Council are determined to work well with parents, helping them reduce arguments in the household for the sake of their child’s wellbeing.
In October and November 2019, we asked parents in Northumberland what they think a healthy relationship looks like. This is what they said:
The Early Intervention Foundation reports that the impact of parental conflict on children can have both immediate and long-term effects, including:
You may already be working with a:
This service is suitable for:
If you are being referred onto a programme, the professional you are working with will ask you both to complete a Relationship Scales Questionnaire. This will ask you to think about your relationship.
No, the programmes are free and will be held near where you live, or in your own home (if appropriate). There is also help with travel costs and childcare if necessary.
All of the programmes available will allow both of you to discuss your feelings and emotions about any conflict in a non-confrontational way. This will help you to develop communication strategies and explore the impact on yourselves and your children.
There are four programmes available, including:
We will use the information you give us to decide the best way in which to support you, and help you to address your relationship difficulties.
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