Developing a relationship support pathway for families: A support pathway model

This tool is designed to help you to develop a relationship support pathway for families in your local area, with the goal of reducing the impact of harmful conflict between parents on children.

The starting point for a support pathway is a map of existing services across the continuum of needs in the local area. In this case, these services are then set in the context of reducing parental conflict (RPC), referring to the needs assessment to determine whose needs are to be met and at what level of support.

Ultimately, this is about commissioning services and interventions that fit together to create a pathway of support that will comprehensively prevent and address parental conflict and the impact it has on children in your area.

Using the RPC Support Pathway Model tool

Foundations has also developed supporting guidance designed to help local areas apply the RPC Support Pathway Model tool, and to feel confident adapting the resources based on the aims of their project.

The guidance summarises the seven steps within the overall process of mapping relationship for families in a local area. A template which provides a set of questions that could be included in a survey to help gather information about local RPC support is also included.

RPC Support Pathway Model tool


Guidance: Using the RPC Support Pathway Model tool


Template: Intervention mapping survey questions


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