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Help available for parents in Walsall who argue regularly

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Walsall Council has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of the help and support available for parents who are arguing regularly and intensely.

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The council will be working with partners such as schools, community groups, health organisations, the police service, and making use of community buildings such as libraries and leisure centres to promote the help available from the council’s Early Help team.

Parental conflict can be described as when adults argue on a frequent and intense basis, and where arguments are poorly resolved.

When exposed to conflict, children and young people are at risk of poor social and emotional health and possible impacts upon their education.

Help and support for parents who think they may be struggling with arguing is available through the council’s Family Hubs, located in four different areas of the borough.

Trained professionals can provide one-to-one support to help families break the cycle of arguments, and work with families to overcome their issues together.

The council works directly with families, or through referrals, and has trained other practitioners across the council, or within partner organisations to recognise and respond to signs of parental conflict. The help is available to all families, those who are in relationship, and to those who may be struggling with separation and divorce.

“ Firstly, it’s important to remind our residents that it is completely normal to have conflict or arguments during our everyday lives.

But, in some cases, due to various reasons, parents may find themselves disagreeing or arguing often, in ways that are affecting not only them, but other family members around them too, such as their children.

We really want to let families know that if this is something they think they could do with some help with, support is available at Walsall Council.

There is absolutely zero judgement or shame in needing support, and our highly trained team have worked with so many families to completely change the way they work through conflict together, in a way that doesn’t have detrimental effects upon family members’ emotional and social health.

Parenthood is hard, and relationships can easily become strained, so don’t be afraid to access the support if you need it. “

Councillor Stacie Elson, Portfolio Holder for Children's Services
Walsall Council

Support is free, confidential, and impartial.


Further information

Parental conflict

More information about reducing parental conflict is available on the Walsall Council website:

A suite of videos which about parental conflict are available to view on the Walsall Council YouTube channel:


Family Hubs

Walsall Family Hubs website:

Walsall’s four locality Family Hubs provide a welcoming space where children, young people aged 0-19 and up to 25 for those young people with additional needs and their families can go to get advice and support when they need it.

Family Hubs are in the heart of local communities where services have come together providing one ‘front door’ access to get help and to talk to someone in a safe space about sensitive things that maybe worrying them.

You can visit the Family Hubs at the following locations:

North Locality Family Hub Address: 275 Blakenall Lane, Blakenall, Walsall WS3 1HJ Telephone: 01922 654589

West Locality Family Hub Address: Ilmington House, Crescent Road, Wednesbury, WS10 8AE Telephone: 01922 652959

South and Central Locality Family Hub Address: Birchills Street, Walsall, WS2 8N Telephone: 01922 654545

East Locality Family Hub Address: Silver Court, Walsall, WS8 6HA Telephone: 01922 658300


Early Help

Walsall Early Help partnership supports children, young people and their families when they need extra help with a whole range of individual, social, health and education concerns.

Support is provided to the ‘whole family’ to ensure the right help at the right time is available to those who need it.

You can find more information about Early Help in Walsall at

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