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Building bridges? An evaluation of the costs and effectiveness of the Separated Parents Information Programme (PIP)

The Separated Parent Information Programme (PIP) is the first nationally available parent education programme for parents involved in litigation over contact and residence in England. The programme is a Contact Activity, introduced by the Children and Adoption Act 2006 as an additional tool for courts to facilitate contact.

The evaluation was designed to identify the actual and future potential of the Parenting Information Programme as an effective and value for money intervention for parents with disputes over parenting arrangements, with a particular goal to inform the deliberations of the Family Justice Review. To achieve this overall aim we had four specific objectives.

Liz Trinder
Caroline Bryson
Lester Coleman et al
Department for Education