Struggling with Separation? Dealing with Divorce?
Kids Come First is a support workshop for Separated Parents.
We offer professional, affordable, child-focused support & guidance that helps you work towards more collaborative & positive co-parenting.
What’s it all about?
Kids Come First is a community interest, not-for-profit company delivering specialist support workshops for separated parents within a caring, confidential forum environment.
We offer professional, affordable guidance for parents experiencing family breakdown, focusing on the needs of their children during this difficult time.
Our person-centred support workshops are presented by qualified adult trainers experienced in family therapy & child counselling. Parents attend our group workshops separately to maintain confidentiality.
How can we help you?
Becoming a separated parent is a dramatic change that takes time to adapt and adjust to as you deal with the emotional impact and implications of the breakdown of the family unit.
Many parents struggle to maintain effective communication with their ex-partner and have difficulty building a positive co-parenting relationship beyond separation. Without meaningful support, this challenging situation can have an ongoing negative impact on you and your children.
By providing you with the right support & guidance at the time you need it most, we will help you cope better – 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 run in Hampton Hill (TW12) an ideal location for parents living in Richmond; Kingston; Hounslow; Ealing; Elmbridge or Hillingdon boroughs.
Group sessions are held on Tuesday evenings (6-8pm) or on Saturday mornings (10am-12) to accommodate the needs of working parents.
The 4-hour workshop is completed over 2 x 2hr sessions, usually running one or two weeks apart.
How much does a workshop cost?
The workshop fee is £125 (total for 2 sessions), which is payable on booking.
If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please get in touch as we may be able to offer a free place on a workshop (subject to donations/funding).
What if I am involved in Family Court proceedings?
We aim to help parents keep matters out of the family courts where possible, whilst appreciating that everyone’s situation is totally unique. If you are currently involved in the court process our workshop will be equally relevant and valuable in helping you understand the needs of your children at this time.
What if my ex-partner and I have decided to work together to help our children?
We offer private workshops for you to attend with your ex-partner if you feel this would be more suitable and helpful for you. We would decide together whether to run this over 1 or 2 sessions, usually scheduled on Saturday mornings (10-12 or 10-2 pm) on a suitable date for everyone. Please send us an enquiry about this option.
What if I need support but cannot join a group session?
Talk to us about our Separation S.O.S. step-by-step support & mentoring program that offers individual sessions face-to-face, via Skype or telephone arranged to suit your schedule.
Download an information Flyer here: Separation S.O.S.
“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)
Kids Come First is working in association with:
Visit amicable http://amicable.io
Visit Relate London SW: http://www.relatelondonsw.org
Visit Resolution: http://www.resolution.org.uk
Moving Families Forward
Visit MiD Mediation: http://www.midmediation.org.uk
Visit Family Law Panel: https://thefamilylawpanel.org
PRESS & MEDIA
A huge THANK YOU to all the local publications who support us with free editorials, helping create awareness and highlighting our work in the community!
Read our recent article in Families upon Thames Oct 2016
Read our recent article in Omni Mag Dec 2016