The separated parents information programme (SPIP) is a course which helps parents understand how to put their children first whilst they are separating, even though they may be in dispute with each other. The course helps parents understand separation from a child's point of view and learn the fundamental principles of how to manage and reduce the impact of conflict on their children.
The course is a four-hour programme which can be run during the day, evening or weekends, or even split over two-consecutive evenings into two-hour sessions. It is usually delivered to small groups of male and female parents, around six to ten, by experienced, trained and friendly facilitators. Former partners do not attend the same session, but it is important that both parents go on a programme.
The course provides a safe place to: