Reducing Parental Conflict
Happy Families Happy Futures
Working together to build positive relationships
This is a free programme designed to improve communication and ease tension between parents or carers, supporting a happy environment for their children. This programme can offer support as part of a Children’s Services or Early Help support plan or as a single support offer to parents where additional tensions have been place on their relationship due to COVID-19.
35 Wiltshire parents have completed a Happy Families Happy Futures programme to support them with reducing parental conflict. Another 35 are currently accessing this free support. There is still capacity for parents to take advantage of the programmes before March 31st. The support is available virtually and is tailored to the needs of the parents. You may find it particularly relevant to offer this as parents may have experienced difficulty during lockdown.
The referral process can be completed over the telephone with parents and the support will be delivered virtually. Contact the referral team for more information on 01305 228460 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Single parent support
Family support services
In the year up to the end of March 2020, Spurgeons ran 50 projects and services which were delivered in 22 Local Authority areas across England.
This brought us into contact with 29,835 children and young people and 33,232 adult family members. Of these, we worked intensively with 3,095 children and young people to directly help them overcome the challenges they faced and reduced their vulnerability and disadvantage.
We make every effort to protect the children we are concerned about from harm, and in the last year, we responded to safeguarding incidents that directly or indirectly affected 1,022 children. We saw each one of these cases through to the conclusion of the safeguarding concerns we raised about them. 37 adults were also safeguarded through this activity.
Careers and jobs
Wiltshire College and University Centre offer a wide range of apprenticeships as well as full-time, part-time and university level courses, across four campuses Chippenham, Lackham, Trowbridge and Salisbury. https://www.wiltshire.ac.uk
Domestic abuse helplines:
Abuse can be verbal as well as physical and sometimes it can be well hidden. People should be aware to speak out if they see something that isn’t right and seek help if they are in an abusive relationship.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse living in Wiltshire or are worried someone else may be a victim you can contact:
- Splitz Support Service 01225 775276 weekdays
- Out of hours/weekends call Swindon Domestic Abuse Support Service 01793 610610
- In an emergency call 999
Splitz Support Service 8am to 5pm 01225 775276
Trowbridge Citizens Advice
1 Mill Street, TROWBRIDGE, Wiltshire, BA14 8BE
Citizens Advice is a network of 316 independent charities throughout the United Kingdom that give free, confidential information and advice to assist people with money, legal, consumer and other problems. The aims of the Citizens Advice service are "to provide the advice people need for the problems they face"
Wiltshire local area coordinators
What is local area coordination?
Local area coordination is a long-term evidence-based approach to support people in their local community. Local area coordinators will support people to obtain information, make practical and local connections and live the life they would like. We do this by taking time to get to know people, their families and carers, helping to identify people’s strengths, skills, talents and abilities.
In short, we will take the time to get to know people and build a trusting relationship. We will support people of all ages (including disabled people and people with mental ill-health), their families and carers to:
- Access information, advice and support at the right time
- Stay strong, be heard and in control
- Develop plans for how they would like their life to be
- Build their own local networks
- Find practical ways to resolve problems
- Become more connected and more actively involved in their communities
- Identify their personal strengths and goals
Local area coordination is free, supporting non-service solutions wherever possible. There are no assessments, referral processes or time limits - and we can meet people in local community settings or where they live, work or learn.