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Please note: Due to the current situation in relation to COVID-19, ESCB has made a decision, to run all courses virtually until March 2021.



Reducing Parental Conflict

In Essex we believe that family stability is the key to delivering the best outcomes for children and young people, and that good parental relationships (whether you are living together or not) are at the heart of that stability.

Arguments and conflict between parents occur for a number of reasons and when they are managed and resolved there are few, if any, lasting effects on the relationship or on children.  However, where arguments and conflict are frequent, intense and poorly resolved, children can be affected in many different ways; they may feel responsible, become withdrawn, sad or angry and it can potentially impact on their ability to form and maintain healthy relationships of their own.



Cost to participants: Free (please note cancellation policy). 

There are three ½ day (3.5 hours) modules available with the aim of the courses to provide support for those working with children and families in Essex to identify parental conflict. Dependent on your role, delegates can choose from the following;



There is also a train the trainer module available, the expectation would be that you commit to delivering the various modules within your own organisation. Please see below for further information and if you would like to discuss further please email

Recognising and Supporting Parents in Parental Conflict: Applying knowledge, skills and techniques (Module 2)

By the end of this half-day, skills-based workshop, participants will be able to:



Working with Parents in Conflict: How do I support, refer or intervene (Module 3)

By the end of this half-day, skills-based workshop, participants will be able to:



Reducing Parental Conflict: The Role of Supervisors and Managers: How can I support my frontline practitioners (Module 4)


By the end of this half-day, skills-based workshop, participants will be able to:



 Reducing Parental Conflict Train the Trainer

We are also offering a two day ‘Reducing Parental Conflict Train the Trainer’ programme. This will equip participants with the content and resources to deliver any of the modules to their own services/organisations/teams.


If you are applying to attend the train the trainer course you do not need to apply to attend the other modules as you will be given access to the modules via e-learning. It is expected that you will complete the e-learning prior to attending the full two days.


By the end of this highly participative workshop format, participants will be able to:




ESCB Charging and Cancellation policy has been updated, please read before you book your course.

Please note that late notice cancellations and non-attendance at courses will incur a charge, you will need to complete payment information upon booking the course, this information will only be used if you cancel your place with less than 15 working days’ notice or do not attend on the day.