One Reading Resources

Free information, resources, guidance and training opportunities to help practitioners to continue to meet the needs of children, young people and families during the coronavirus pandemic.


Winston’s Wish, the childhood bereavement charity, has created four free e-learning courses for those in contact with bereaved children. The courses are designed for schools, but would be useful for anyone who works with bereaved children. Read more here.

Parental conflict

Many parents are likely to be going through challenges in their relationships at this time. Conflict between parents is completely normal, but when this is protracted and unresolved, there is increasing evidence that this can have a negative impact on children’s outcomes. This month, the One Reading Professional Development is sharing a bank of resources to help practitioners work restoratively with parents who are experiencing relationship distress. This includes everything from training opportunities, to practitioner guidance, services, and advice for parents who are struggling. We hope that you will find these resources useful and encourage you to share them as widely as possible!

Understanding parental conflict training: offer of free e-learning

Please contact Jack Caine, Partnership Coordinator (Practice) for the One Reading Early Intervention Partnership, if you would like to acquire a batch of e-learning licences for your setting. Email

#GettingOnBetter cards

Dowloadable cards produced by Brighton and Hove City Council and OnePlusOne. Cards 1 to 6 are for couples, cards 7 and 8 are for separated parents. Professionals can contact for more information.

  1. Stages and changes of relationships
  2. Arguments are like fire
  3. Conflict styles
  4. The magic ratio
  5. Better communication
  6. Harmful and helpful arguments
  7. Child roles – separated parents
  8. Unhelpful behaviours – separated parents
Websites for further information and support

Restorative practice

Taking a restorative approach means working with families and individuals on an informal basis using restorative processes, proactively, to resolve specific issues and/or to prevent harm, as well as in response to an incident requiring reparation. Restorative practice relies upon the voluntary participation of all participants.

Request training, support, or a meeting

To respond to the coronavirus pandemic we have brought forward our plans to support restorative meetings and can provide support to staff who are working with families where outcomes for children and young people would be improved if relationships were rebuilt and/or repaired.

More resources for practitioners coming soon. This page was last updated on 26 May 2020.

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