Cafcass, the Ministry of Justice and OnePlusOne have launched the Co-Parent Hub (CPH), a free online resource for separated families linking together expertise from across the family justice system.
CPH provides families with clear information and useful online tools to help them negotiate child arrangements, and sustain effective co-parenting relationships, in the best interests of the child.
Separated parents can create an account on the Co-Parent Hub to access the online parenting plan and the Getting it Right for Children programme, as well interactive goal setting and bookmarking features. There is also trusted information on alternative options for dispute resolutions, and on many other more specific issues that parents may face in their personal situation.
Cafcass have said that during each pilot separated parents and families were signposted to CPH by Family Court Advisers and the findings showed that parents were positive about the Co-Parent Hub, with 100% of those asked saying they would recommend it to a friend.
Cafcass have said they've launched The Co-Parent Hub in part to support families during the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions and as part of a longer-term aim to work closely with partners across the family justice sector to develop a single point of access for parents looking for information about the family courts, the support available to them and options for dispute resolution.
Chief Executive of Cafcass, Jacky Tiotto said:
“We know that during these very challenging times in which we find ourselves, parents will be wanting the best for their children. We’re really pleased therefore to launch this hub for separated families, to help them to maintain their co-parenting arrangements during the Pandemic and beyond. We are hearing regularly from parents that there are additional challenges to shared parenting at this time and we hope the information on the Co-Parent Hub will go some way to help them make the best possible arrangements for each child involved. I’d like to thank colleagues at the Ministry of Justice and OnePlusOne for helping us to launch this hub. It is one of many examples of great partnership and shared endeavour in the interests of children – long may it continue! It would be lovely to hear some feedback from parents using the hub at firstname.lastname@example.org”
For more information about the Co-Parent Hub please visit the website.