Separation is often a difficult process for all involved. Somerset Council is piloting several Parenting Cafe’s for separated parents.

At the Parenting Cafes, parents will have the opportunity to meet and chat with other parents who are going through similar experiences in a relaxed, non-judgemental space. For more information and to book, please see the links below.

The Cafes will focus on: How to develop a successful co-parenting relationship and reduce conflict; Understanding how you can stay connected with your children and support them with smooth handovers and transitions; Learning practical tools to reduce conflict in co-parenting communications; How to manage different ways of parenting in different homes.


9:30 AM-11:30 AM – Priorswood Library:


5:30 PM-7:30 PM – Chard Community Centre:

(This is a Parenting Café for couples struggling with conflict – click on link for more info).


1 PM-3 PM, Wellington Library:


5:30 PM-7:30 PM, Wellington Library:


The plan is to work with partners and roll these out across Somerset throughout 2024 – if you would like to be involved in hosting/organising one, please do get in touch. For more information, contact

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February 29, 2024

Molly Venn