Sheffield City Council
Support for parents who are worried about conflict
Early Help in Sheffield provides whole family support for a wide range of issues. This includes when parental conflict is affecting families and impacting on family life, support can include:
- The Parenting Team in Sheffield provide a range of group programmes that may be useful to you. There are groups for parents who are together and for parents who are co-parenting apart. Please click here to find out more: www.sheffielddirectory.org.uk/sheffield-parent-hub/
- Family Intervention Service our School Engagement Team Intervention Workers offer advice sessions jointly with school or nursery staff in the school setting, covering any of the issues in our support offer including support around conflict. If a brief period of intervention is needed, the same Family Intervention Service worker will usually complete this.
- Our Locality Team Intervention Workers work with families who are struggling with multiple issues. We intervene for as long as necessary to support positive change, and we end our involvement when the family and their support network can maintain those positive changes. A multi-agency support plan that meets the needs of the family will be agreed and reviewed at regular Team Around the Family meetings, with direct support and advice provided in the family home, as well as at school and/or in community settings. The family and involved professionals will receive a letter confirming the lead practitioner and their manager, the notes of the Team Around the Family meetings and copies of the Action Plan(s) and the Maintenance plan agreed when our involvement ends.
If you are worried about a child / young person or think they might be at risk of harm, abuse or neglect, you can contact Sheffield Safeguarding Hub.
Parental conflict is not the same as domestic abuse – If you are afraid of your partner or feeling that they control your life then this is more likely to be domestic abuse, please seek help. In Sheffield, IDAS can support you:
Additional information about services in Sheffield for Domestic Abuse can be found here:
Advice for people who are worried about hurting someone else
Inspire to Change – www.inspiretochange.co.uk is the programme for people who want to address their abusive behaviour.