What is the Co-Parent Hub?

Firstly, a big thank you for signing up to the Co-Parent Hub. Now that you have, you probably have a few questions about what the Co-Parent Hub is, and how to use it.

The Co-Parent Hub was created by partners in the Family Justice System and some charities (Cafcass, Ministry of Justice, OnePlusOne) in order to provide you with online tools to help you during and after your separation and in making arrangements for your child.

There are a number of articles, videos, programmes and interactive resources you can access through the Co-Parent Hub. Hopefully, they will help you learn more about the options available to you, and offer you the opportunity to learn skills that will help you in your role as a co-parent.

How to use the Co-Parent Hub

You are welcome to use Co-Parent Hub in whatever way that suits you. The tools on this site can all be accessed independently, and you can save your progress and return to finish later.

In order to get personalised suggestions on what materials would best suit your needs, you can set personal goals by clicking here.

You can begin an online parenting plan, which you can negotiate with your co-parent through email alerts. To learn more, please view our parenting plan page here.

‘Getting it right for Children’ is a short, interactive programme, which takes you through different arguments to show how conflict can be resolved between co-parents.

We also have up-to-date information on the Separated Parents Information Programme and Mediation services, as well as important articles on Listening to Children and other supporting articles.

To help support families during the pandemic, we have also added lots of temporary content on Covid-19 that covers official guidance, to tips for working at home, ideas on how to keep children occupied whilst your working, and how to make decisions about contact with your co-parent during the pandemic.

How do we handle your information?

We want you to get the most you can from the material on this site and we don’t want you to feel that we are looking over your shoulder. So, we will only be looking at anonymised information with OnePlusOne who host the site. This will look at the generalised pattern of site usage, but not your specific case.

We would also like to use your data for research, but separate from your case, and only after it is concluded. This will help us to work out what people are finding most helpful and how we can improve this service.

If there are Cafcass workers helping you with your case, they may ask you about how you got on with various parts of the site – your goals, and your Parenting Plan for example, and we hope that you will share this with them as it will be helpful in resolving your dispute. The Parenting Plan can be shared as a PDF for example.

As Cafcass do not have access to your case data on the site we will not know if you are highlighting safety concerns. If you’re involved in a court case, you will need to tell your Cafcass Worker, or follow the advice on the Cafcass website if you have concerns about your safety or that of a child.