Reducing Parental Conflict
NDAS’s Service Manager, Karen Richardson, attended an event raising awareness about Reducing Parental Control (RPC). Parental Conflict can often be perceived as a form of domestic abuse but in a lot of cases once the parents have separated the issues are often about child access, maintenance etc. There is strong evidence that conflict between parents – whether together or separated – can have a significant negative impact on children’s mental health and long-term life-chances. Not all conflict is damaging, but where this is frequent, intense and poorly resolved it can harm children’s outcomes.