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The many plusses of the Separated Parents Information Programme

Date:19 JUL 2019
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Chief Executive, NFM
As the largest provider of family mediation in England and Wales it goes without saying NFM delivers … well family mediation. But I want to take the opportunity to outline another important area of our work – delivery of the Separated Parents Information Programme (SPIP).
In my view the SPIP is an incredibly influential tool helping those who attend to learn more about the challenges of post-separation parenting with a particular focus on the perspective and needs of their children.
The SPIP is a four-hour course usually delivered to a small group of up to 12 parents who are all going through separation divorce and family court. Participants are directed to attend by a court when they have been unable to agree parenting arrangements. They don’t go to the same course together on the same day but it is important that both of them attend and engage with the SPIP. 
It’s true to say that participants often find the prospect of attending an inconvenient nuisance at first but most who attend say they find it very helpful. That’s one reason why some liken it to...

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