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Dealing with divorce? Struggling with separation?
Worried about how it’s affecting your children?
Kids Come First is an adult learning program for separated parents.
We offer professional, affordable support and guidance that focuses on the needs of children during the divorce & separation process and helps parents work towards more collaborative & positive co-parenting.
What’s it all about?
Kids Come First is a registered community interest company delivering support workshops for separated parents set up to encourage the sharing of information and experiences within a caring, confidential forum.
We offer professional, affordable training and guidance to parents experiencing separation/divorce/relationship breakdown with the focus being on the needs of their children during this difficult time.
Our workshops are presented by 2 qualified adult teacher trainers with specialist experience in the fields of family mediation; family therapy and child counselling.
Having noticed the lack of specialised support services available to parents during this emotional and stressful time, the project was founded to address the growing need to provide separated parents with structured, tailor-made support for themselves and (indirectly) their children.
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 challenges, many parents find themselves struggling to maintain an effective co-parenting relationship with their ex-partner, which, in turn, could have a negative impact on their children. By aiming to provide the right support & advice, at the time you need it most, we help you cope, so your children will too!
How do I join a group or make an enquiry?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Nicola on 0778 9497275 for a confidential chat.
Where & when do we meet?
Groups are currently meeting in Hampton* (TW12), an accessible location for parents living in Richmond; Kingston; Hounslow; Merton; Wandsworth; Ealing; Hammersmith & Fulham; Elmbridge or Hillingdon Boroughs.
Sessions are usually scheduled to take place on Wednesday/Thursday evenings between 6-8pm or on Saturdays between 10-12am and the 4-hour programme is completed over 2 sessions (usually run consecutive weeks for the purposes of continuity).
* Note: alternative locations may be arranged subject to availability of suitable venue & group numbers. Contact us to discuss how we can facilitate a Kids Come First course in your area.
What is the cost of the course?
The course fee is £95 (total for 2 sessions) which is payable on booking. If you are experiencing financial hardship, contact us to discuss how you may be able to apply for a free place on one of our courses.
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, the learning material we offer will be equally relevant and valuable in understanding the needs of your children.
What if I need help but can’t join a group session?
Talk to us about arranging private teaching sessions to suit your schedule. Course fees will be quoted according to location & requirements.
What parents say…
“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 – An Introduction