EIF recently published a review of the impact of inter-parental relationships on outcomes for children.
Alongside this we are running a survey to understand whether inter-parental relationships are an issue which affects children’s outcomes and are considered or prioritised in services for families.
“Inter-parental relationships” refers to the quality of the inter-parental relationship regardless of whether the parents are together or separated.
What Works to Enhance Inter-Parental Relationships and Improve Outcomes for Children?
EIF have collaborated with Professor Gordon Harold, an expert in child development and the role of the family and his team at the University of Sussex to explore ‘What works to enhance inter-parental relationships and improve outcomes for children’.
The work was commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions to inform the forthcoming government life chances strategy. The review summarises the latest evidence on the links between the inter-parental relationship, positive versus negative parenting practices and long-term outcomes for children.