Help and support for separated families innovation fund evaluation: research summary: summary

Document type
Summary
Author(s)
Thomas, Andrew; Harding, Carrie; Cordes, Anna
Publisher
DWP
Date of publication
1 September 2016
Subject(s)
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Families
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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The Help and Support for Separated Families programme forms part of a set of reforms to help parents avoid adversarial approaches upon separation and collaborate in the best interests of their children.

This report presents the findings from a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the programme which funded 17 projects providing at least one or more:

  • talk-based services involving mediation or a therapeutic intervention.
  • Information-based services providing legal advice, information and signposting.
  • Projects to assist with contact arrangements for non-resident parents.

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