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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. 

Key Learning Objectives: 

The FLiP Faculty Parenting Coordination Programme has been developed in line with the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) Guidelines. We have focused on ensuring that our delegates learn the critical skills they will need for this exciting and challenging role. 
Our expectation is that by the end of this programme 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 
The programme is split across 7 modules (8 days), some of which will be interesting to others working in the family law sector. 

Why become a Parenting Coordinator? 

The rapid growth of Parenting Coordination 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 Coordination tailored to our jurisdiction represents an exciting opportunity to learn new skills and to develop a challenging and remunerative area of business. 
Since launching our training programme we have already had enquiries from solicitors and clients asking for details of Parenting Coordinators who could help them. 

Who is this training relevant for? 

Delegates wanting to train to become PCs are welcome from: 
Mental Health, and 
Social Work backgrounds. 
It is also possible to attend the individual modules and these are suitable for all family dispute resolution professionals who wish to learn more about family dynamics in divorce or separation. 
In order to become a FLiP Faculty Approved Parenting Coordinator: 
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. 
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. 
Please note, 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. 


Core learning points

Understand the Parenting Coordination process and recognising how and when its use will be appropriate 
Learn more about family dynamics in separation and divorce and applying psychological theories to interventions for high conflict families 
Gain an appreciation of how and when children should be involved in the Parenting Coordination process 
How to identify and assess the risk of coercive control and domestic abuse, and understand the importance of safeguarding and safety planning throughout the Parenting Coordination process 
Develop skills to improve your work with high conflict families, to facilitate improved communication and co-parenting between separated parents 
Discover 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. 

Next Course Dates

The next Parenting Coordination training programme is finalsied and the dates shown below. If you would like to register your interest for future programmes please email
Programme Ref. 
Module 1 
What is Parenting Coordination and how does it work? 
28th March 2022 
Module 2 
Parenting Coordination - Techniques and Issues 
29th March 2022 
Module 3 
The Child in Parenting Coordination 
21st April 2022 
Module 4 
Family Dynamics in Separation and Divorce 
22nd April 2022 
Module 5 
Dealing with High Conflict Parents 
2 full days 
26th & 27th May 2022 
Module 6 
Identifying and Assessing Domestic Abuse 
16th June 2022 
Module 7 
The Parenting Coordination Legal Framework 
17th June 2022 
At the end of the programme candidates are required to submit an assessed written determination based on a case study provided in the last module. 
Links to additional information on each of these modules can be found below. 

Parenting Coordination Programme Pricing 

This Parenting Coordination programme consists of 7 Modules and the equivalent of 8 days of training. Individual one day (or two days) courses can be booked separately. 
The delegate rate for the full 8 day Parenting Coordination Programme is £3,200.00 + VAT 
For stand alone modules: 
The delegate rate for the 1 day course is £425.00 + VAT 
The delegate rate for the 2 day course is £800.00 + VAT 
Discounts are available for bookings of 3 delegates or more. 
We are in the process of finalising the next Parenting Coordination training programme and the dates on which it will be held. If you would like to register your interest please email 
For further information please call us on 0330 1330 852 or email 
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