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Parenting coordination is a child-focused dispute resolution process designed to assist high conflict families in implementing parenting agreements and child arrangements. The Parenting Coordinator (or ‘PC’) will facilitate the resolution of disputes in a timely matter, educating parents about children’s needs, assisting them to reach consensus on parenting decisions where possible and, with the prior agreement of the parties, making decisions on disputes within the scope of their appointment. The process is designed to minimise the levels of conflict to which the child is exposed and assist the parents to find new ways of co-parenting their child going forward. 
The rapid growth of Parenting Co-ordination across the United States, Canada and South Africa represents a dramatic development in family dispute resolution. It has seen enthusiastic uptake and is now established as a main-stream option for many struggling families in those countries where it is practiced. For practitioners working in England and Wales, the introduction of a model of Parenting Co-ordination tailored to our jurisdiction represents an exciting opportunity to learn new skills and to develop a challenging and remunerative area of business. 
The training is split across 4 two day sessions, some or all of which may be interesting to others working in the family law sector. 

Who is this training relevant for / Who should attend? 

The individual 1 or 2 day course are suitable for all family dispute resolution professionals who wish to learn more about family dynamics in divorce or separation. 
Delegates intending to practice as a PC will require a reference from an accredited mediator or their PPC, and will need to be qualified and experienced mediators. Delegates are welcome from mental health, social work and legal backgrounds. We suggest that, as a minimum, practitioners should have three years post-qualification mediation experience and have completed FMC accreditation. However, at the discretion of the course directors, applications may be considered from delegates with other experience where supported by a CV and appropriate references. 
Non-mediators are welcome to attend all or any of the course modules, but will not be entered on the register of FLiP Faculty Approved Parenting Coordinators. 

Course Modules 


Key learning objectives 

Key learning points 

Understanding of the Parenting Coordination process and recognising how and when its use will be appropriate 
Understanding family dynamics in separation and divorce and applying psychological theories to interventions for high conflict families 
Understanding how and when children should be involved in the Parenting Coordination process 
Identifying and assessing risk of coercive control and domestic abuse, and understanding the importance of safeguarding and safety planning throughout the Parenting Coordination process 
Developing skills to improve your work with high conflict families, to facilitate improved communication and co-parenting between separated parents 
Understanding the legal framework and requirements of a binding Parenting Coordination determination, and how to manage the Parenting Coordination process to ensure best practice at all times. 

By the end of the course you will be able to... 

Identify cases suitable for the Parenting Coordination process 
Conduct a Parenting Coordination case confidently, safely and effectively 
Build, market and develop your Parenting Coordinator caseload 

Programme Pricing 

This Parenting Coordination programme consists of 8 days of training. Individual one day (or two days) courses can be booked separately.  
If being booked as a stand alone courses: 
•The delegate rate for the 1 day course only is £250.00 + VAT 
•The delegate rate for the 2 day course only is £500.00 + VAT 
However if you wish to book this as part of the the full 8 day Parenting Coordination training course in one go then the complete Parenting Coordination training course is £1,800.00 + VAT 
Discounts are also available for bookings of 3 delegates or more. For further information please contact 

Typical Daily Course Timing 

09.00 - 09.30 
Registration and Tea / Coffee 
09.30 - 11.00 
First Session 
11.00 - 11.15 
Tea / Coffee Break 
11.15 - 12.45 
Second Session 
12.45 - 13.45 
Lunch Break 
13.45 - 15.15 
Third Session 
15.15 - 15.30 
Tea / Coffee Break 
15.30 - 17.00 
Final Session