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Families: Disadvantaged

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL16373, tabled on 14 June 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total budget of the Department for Work and Pensions for reducing parental conflict for 2019–20.

Answered on

27 June 2019

The Reducing Parental Conflict programme was announced in April 2017 as part of Improving Lives: Helping Workless Families. In the financial years 2017/18 and 2018/19, DWP spent approximately £21m on reducing parental conflict. Forecast spend for 2019/20 is £14.11m.

Prior to 2017, DWP funded services which provided support for couples to improve their relationships, although these contracts were not specifically focused on parental conflict. £25m was spent on relationship support services between April 2014 and March 2017.