Dealing with Divorce? Struggling with Separation?
Worried about how it affects your children?
Kids Come First is a support forum for separated parents.
We offer professional, affordable support and guidance, focusing on the needs of children to help parents work towards collaborative and positive co-parenting.
What’s it all about?
Kids Come First is a community interest company delivering specialist support workshops for separated parents within a caring, confidential forum.
We offer professional, affordable training, guidance & advice for parents experiencing separation, divorce or relationship breakdown that focuses on the needs of their children during this difficult time.
Presented by two qualified adult trainers experienced in the fields of mediation; family therapy & child counselling, we encourage the sharing of parental information and experiences in our person-centred, support workshops.
How will it help me?
Becoming a separated parent can be a dramatic change that takes time to adapt to. Whilst dealing with the emotional impact and numerous challenges, many parents struggle to maintain an effective co-parenting relationship with their ex-partner. This situation invariably has a negative impact on children.
Noticing the lack of specialised support services available to parents during this emotional and stressful time, the project was founded to address the vital need to provide separated parents structured, customised support for themselves and (indirectly) their children.
By providing the right support & guidance when you need it most, we aim to help you cope – so your children can too!
How do I join a group or make an enquiry?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Nicola on 0778 9497275 for a confidential chat.
Where & when do we meet?
Workshops are currently running in Hampton (TW12), a location easily accessible for parents in Richmond; Kingston; Hounslow; Merton; Wandsworth; Ealing; Elmbridge or Hillingdon Boroughs.*
The sessions are usually held on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm or Saturdays 10-12 to accommodate the needs of working parents. The 4-hour workshop is completed over 2 sessions in consecutive weeks.
* Other workshop locations may be arranged subject to group numbers & available venue. Contact Nicola to discuss how we can facilitate a workshop in your area.
Is there a charge for the course?
The workshop fee is £95 (total for 2 sessions), payable on booking.
If you are experiencing financial hardship, contact us to discuss how you may be able to apply for a free place.
What if I am already involved in Family Court proceedings?
Our aim is to help parents keep family matters out of the Courts wherever possible. However, we recognise that everyone’s situation is unique, so even if you are currently in the court process, our learning material will be equally relevant and valuable to you as a parent in understanding the needs of your children.
What if I need help and advice but can’t join a group session?
Talk to us about private sessions to suit your schedule. Workshop fees will be quoted according to location & requirements.
“Great course, great value, great presenters. Thank you!” – Lisa R. (Nov 2015)
“The two great presenters made a great team – easy to listen and talk to. Would love to do it again in a few years.” – Andy G. (Oct 2015)
“The course helped me refocus and is a great touchstone in an emotionally loaded and complicated situation” – Charlotte T. (April 2016)
Listen to a recent interview with Nicola (KCF founder) on Brooklands Radio ‘Just Women’ programme here
Kids Come First Appeal – can you help?
Do you know another parent going through divorce/separation? Would you like to help them get support? Download our leaflet and pass it on!