The Parents Promise is a new campaign launched by a collection of organisations. The Parents Promise asks couples to discuss what would happen if they have children and break-up and to commit to certain principles.
In this episode, Kate is joined by two guests to discuss the newly launched campaign, the Parents Promise.
James Hayhurst is the founder of the Positive Parenting Alliance and creator of the Parents Promise. Having seen up close the multitude of issues in the family courts and the scale and numbers of children affected James wanted to begin a new conversation about separation. In May 2021, after many conversations with like-minded people and organisations, the Parents Promise was launched. Backed by over 20 organisations ranging from the likes of the children’s mental health charity Place2Be to Relate to Black Mums Upfront the aim of the Alliance is to effect important cultural change around separation in the UK and beyond.
Dr Angharad Rudkin is a clinical psychologist with 20 years experience of working with children and families. Angharad is also an expert for the Metro's relationship column and the program tutor for Clinical Psychology doctorates at the University of Southampton and has co-written parenting books and books for children, including consulting editor for ‘101 Questions Answered about Separating with Children’. Angharad is also passionate about communicating her work believing key messages around child and family well-being should not be limited to the clinic room or the classroom and has a wide media profile.