Professional Training

One of the four aims of The Separation Network is to support front line practitioners working with separated/divorced families to access professional training. During 2021/22 we ran a very successful training programme which saw us working with a diverse set of professionals from across the sector.

In October 2022 we delivered a hybrid training programme in partnership with One Family. This consisted of a self taught e course followed by three interactive half days on zoom.

In February 2023 The Separation Network offered a Pilot Peer Support in Practice session to front line staff who had previously engaged with The Separation Network and One Family through professional training. The aim of the session was to support front line staff to feel supported in their work with separated families, to know they have a colleague they can reach out to and to build confidence in this area of family support work.

November Workshops

Across the month of November the Separation Network are hosting 4 workshops via Zoom.

Autumn 2023 – Hybrid Training Programme

Changing Families: Supporting Children’s Needs When Parents Separate

This training programme will be delivered in two parts.

At the end of the Hybrid Course you will:

  • Understand the impact separation/divorce has on children and parents and how you can support parents to meet the needs of children at this time.
  • Have an awareness of what parenting plans are and feel confident to support parents to champion the role both parents can play in the child’s life post separation.
  • Feel confident to support parents to reflect on their own style of communication and support them to become assertive, in turn decreasing conflict and increasing communication levels between parents in post separation.
  • Be aware of the complexity of access in post separation parenting and feel confident in supporting parents to take a child centred perspective to developing child access arrangements.
  • Feel confident in supporting parents to have pride in their new family form, and help them tackle the awkward questions children have at time of family change