Parent Information Programme (PIP)
“For many parents the pain of separation or divorce makes it impossible for them to put aside their differences and think about what’s best for their children. What these Programmes do is make parents more aware of the upset they may be causing their children, often without realising it. The Programme provides practical ways of making post-separation parenting joint, and constructively shared.” Anthony Douglas, Cafcass Chief Executive
What is PIP?
The (Separated) Parent Information Programme (PIP) is a course focused on the needs of children in families that are going through or have been through separation or divorce.
This is not a course about day to day ‘parenting skills’. It is about recognising the damage that conflict over separation issues can do to children.
Who can attend the PIP course?
- Parents who have applied to the courts for child issues in separation and have been ordered to attend a PIP course
- In some cases this can be grandparents and step parents
- Parents attend the course separately
What does the course cover?
- The effect on children of parental conflict in separation
- The separation process
- How to improve the situation for your children
- How to cope with parenting challenges after separation
- Support for children
- Finding self solutions
- How family mediation can help
- Parents will be provided with helpful information, web site addresses, contact details and information about mediation and next steps.
What does it cost?
- Free to parents referred by the courts
THE NEXT STEP……
- Contact us by telephone or email to find out more about the Parent Information Programme (PIP)
- We will answer any questions you may have; we can tell you where and when the courses are being held and book your place on a suitable course
- Click here to Download SFMS PIP Referral Form as a PDF then:
Fax to:01372 749908
Scan and email to:email@example.com
Post to:Surrey Family & Mediation Services
Unit A, Aviary Court
138 Miles Road, Epsom
Surrey, KT19 9AB