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Early Help Practitioner Forum (Mid & East)

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Date(s) - 16/09/2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The next Mid & East Practitioner Forum will be held on TEAMS on Thursday 16th September from 2pm until 3pm. The focus of the forum will be around Happy Families, Happy Futures.


Happy Families, Happy Futures: supporting families experiencing harmful parental conflict and an introduction to the offer

This information session will provide an opportunity for participants to:

  • refresh their understanding of harmful inter-parental conflict
  • recognise when the Happy Families, Happy Futures offer could be suitable support
  • understand how to explain the offer to parents to support engagement and the referral process

 The Happy Families, Happy Futures offer is a strand of work within the Department for Work and Pensions national Reducing

Parental Conflict programme. The offer is funded by the DWP and is available to parents living within Devon, Plymouth and Torbay.

Feedback received from parents who have completed the programme:

‘First of all I would like to thank you, you have been very helpful and helped me realise processes I can put into place when speaking with my ex-wife. The programme breaks things down into simple coping mechanisms which, should both parties work together; allow for happy children.’


‘We have realised that over the last few weeks, we actually haven’t had as many arguments as we usually would, that’s a real change for us.’


‘Thank you very much for understanding and never judging us. You have really helped me and us as a family, and, hopefully, made us a lot stronger as a family. We could not be more thankful’


If you would like further information for the Happy Families, Happy Futures offer before attending the information session please see our professionals webpage or read a case study from a school who helped a family to refer to the offer.


Speakers include:

Emily Ingle – Regional Integration Lead, DWP

Jenny Lyons – Referral Gateway Co-ordinator, Dorset Council


Please click on the link below to book your place. The Forum will be via TEAMS and we look forward to seeing you!


Early Help Practitioner Forum (Mid & East)