Reducing Parental Conflict Programme

The Reducing Parental Conflict (RPC) programme has been developed by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

The programme will:

  • work closely with local authorities and their partners across England, to support them to integrate services and approaches to reduce parental conflict into their local services for families
  • fund training for frontline practicioners and strategic leaders in local areas
  • build an evidence base by testing 8 face-to-face interventions to reduce parental conflict in 4 local areas across England (31 local authorities in total)
  • deliver a joint £6 million package of support, developed with the Department for Health and Social Care and Public Health England, to improve the outcomes of children of alcohol-dependant parents
  • fund innovative projects to gather learning on what works to reduce parental conflict digitally and for families where the children face disadvantages, through a £2.7 million RPC challenge fund
  • work closely with the Early Intervention Foundation to build and share the evidence base

Cambridgeshire is one of the pilot areas.


The Parental Relationships Spectrum has been developed for practitioners working with parental conflict and domestic abuse.  The document gives guidance on safeguarding and risk management.
For queries about the project please contact