SPIP – Separated Parenting Information Programme
eNL/NRS Child Contact Centre are a Cafcass and DCFS approved provider of The Separated Parents Information Programme (SPIP) and from April 2013 sole provider of the course to Walsall & Aldridge F.P Court, Walsall County Court, Warley FP Court, Wolverhampton County Court and Wolverhampton FP Court. eNL/NRS are also authorised to take direct referrals from all law firms.
SPIP is a Court ordered contact activity designed to alert parents who are going through the divorce and separation process of how their actions could impact upon their children. It is also designed to help reduce the conflict that the children may see or hear.
The feedback that we have received from parents who have attended the course has been extremely positive and has helped many parents to establish positive contact with their children. It has also assisted in reducing conflict within the relationship with their partner
All participants who have been ordered by The Courts to attend the course will be funded centrally. Please note that only those persons who have been "booked" onto the programme will be permitted to attend.
SPIP Information for Professional Bodies
The final provisions of the Children and Adoption Act 2006 came into force on 8 December 2008. This provided courts with new powers to promote and monitor contact, and enforce contact orders made under section 8 of the Children Act 1989.
The Separated Parents Information Programme is a Court ordered contact activity designed to alert parents who are going through the divorce and separation process of how their actions could impact upon their children. It is also designed to help reduce the conflict that the children may see or hear.
Please refer to Section 11A-P (Children Act 1989) for further information.
Once an order has been made the referral process is as follows:
Referrer to send copies of the court order to eNL/NRS at email@example.com
eNL/NRS to contact the parents to arrange separate, convenient sessions on the next available course.
eNL/NRS will write to each party to confirm course dates, times and travel information.
eNL/NRS will notify the referring body/court in writing of the parents attendance. Should a parent refuse to attend eNL/NRS will notify all parties.
For a referral form or more information regarding SPIP please email firstname.lastname@example.org