The Separated Parents Information Programme (SPIP) is a short course for separated parents, aimed at helping them understand the impact of any ongoing conflict on their children.

The course provides advice and support on how to support your children and make sure that any issues in you and your ex-partner’s relationship aren’t negatively affecting them.

Many parents who take part in the course say that it helps them see things in a different light and view the situation through the eyes of their children.

What happens in a SPIP session?

The SPIP course is for both parents, but you will attend separate courses. This allows you to get the most out of the course without having to worry about your ex-partner being there, and gives you both the space to think about each other’s perspective.

The session will take four and a half hours including a break.

SPIP sessions are delivered in groups of 8-10 people, by skilled, trained facilitators who will help you think about possible next steps.

How can it help?

Attending a SPIP session is helpful if:

  • You find it difficult to focus on your children’s needs because of ongoing arguments with your ex-partner
  • You find that your feelings and reactions to the separation are getting in the way of being able to talk about your children
  • You would like communication to improve – perhaps you are thinking about Mediation

How much does it cost?

If you have been referred by the courts, the programme is free to attend.

If the courts are not involved, it costs £150 per person.

A certificate of attendance will be issued once you have completed the programme.

Working with other parents in similar situation really helped me feel less alone. The course was really useful.


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