Nov 04

Building Relationships for Stronger Families – supporting families to tackle parental conflict

There is strong evidence that conflict between parents – whether together or separated – can have a significant negative impact on children’s mental health and social and emotional development.


Croydon are part of an exciting new pilot project funded by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) aimed at families whose lives are affected by conflict.


What is the ‘Building Relationships for Stronger Families’ programme?

The ‘Building Relationships for Stronger Families’ programme offers parents support to address conflict within their relationship, improve communication as well as strengthening their parenting skills.

Sessions are delivered either one to one or in a group setting, and focus on aspects such as communication, managing stress and disagreements and exploring patterns of behaviour.


Who can access support?

The programme is open families with a child aged 0-18. Parents can access support regardless of whether they are in a relationship or separated, provided at least one parent resides in Croydon.


How to access support?

Families need to complete a participant agreement and pre-course questionnaire to identify the right level of support for them.

The participant agreement form is generic for all family situations – it can be accessed here:

Croydon Participant Agreement Form V2

The correct Referal stage Questionaire (RSQ) should be used, for each type of family circumstance. Here are the links to the 4 types:

Parents who are together:

– who are expecting a child (click here for questionaire)

– who already have a child (click here for questionaire)


Parents who are separated:

– who are expecting a child (click here for the questionaire)

– who already have a child (click here for the questionaire)

If you are not sure what form to use – please follow this link to a 30 second questionaire which will direct you to the correct form:

Questionaire to assess which level of support is required


Families can be directly referred to the project’s central hub via If you have any further queries, please contact Anna Elliot on 020 7641 3523.

Building Relationships for Stronger Families Leaflet

Further information on other parenting resources can be found here:

Parenting Resources

NHS South London
Met Police
NHS Croydon Health Services
NHS Croydon Clinical
Safer London