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Families: Disadvantaged

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN HL16374, tabled on 14 June 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have allocated to reducing parental conflict in the last five years; and how much of that funding they have spent to date.

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.