Research and analysis

What works to enhance inter-parental relationships and improve outcomes for children

This report reviews evidence and makes recommendations about the role of parents' relationships on children’s development.

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What works to enhance inter-parental relationships and improve outcomes for children

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The Department for Work and Pensions commissioned the Early Intervention Foundation to carry out this review.

The review summarises the main research evidence on the importance of the relationship between parents to improve outcomes for children. It also reviews evaluation evidence of international interventions designed to improve relationships between parents and provides an assessment of the evidence for UK based programmes.

Authors: Professor Gordon T Harold and Dr Ruth Sellers (Andrew and Virginia Rudd Centre for Adoption Research and Practice, University of Sussex), Leon Feinstein, Dr Daniel Acquah and Haroon Chowdry (Early Intervention Foundation)