The Work and Pensions Secretary, The Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, has said that next year the government will announce guidance which will allow health visitors to give free relationship counselling to new parents in order to prevent divorce and to support parental relationships.
The Department for Work and Pensions has said that while couples may be reluctant to seek help from other professionals, they will already have an established relationship with healthcare workers, who as a result will be in a good position to identify problems and offer guidance. They will also be able to offer advice on the pressures of being a new parent.
The Coalition government hopes to use this new policy to emphasise their commitment to families.
For more information, on free relationship counselling for parents. Brighton & Hove Law work closely with relationship counsellors and should you require details of local services please do not hesitate to contact us.