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The impact of parental separation

Are divorce and separation inherently harmful to children? And how can children fare best, post-separation? Facilitated by Natalie Wyatt.

Tickets cost: £50 for non-members

Natalie Wyatt

Social worker and trainer Natalie Wyatt will explore the view that divorce and separation are not inherently harmful to children and will look at some of the ways that children fare best, post-separation.

This Live Classroom is for you if you work with, care for, or have an interest in, children experiencing parental separation. It will be especially valuable if you work in a setting where parental separation is so common or ‘everyday’ that you haven’t yet been given the space to reflect on its role in your work.

What will I take away from this Live Classroom?

  • An understanding of the harmful impact of intense, frequent or unresolved post-separation conflict on children
  • An opportunity to hear from a young person with lived experience of divorce and separation
  • A chance to connect with your peers.

What people have said about our Live Classrooms

“Fantastic training as always.” Training participant.


Please bring along

Pens, paper and curiosity.

About Natalie Wyatt

Natalie Wyatt is a social worker with 15 years’ post-qualifying experience across a number of national, local government and third sector organisations. She is a skilled trainer, consultant and senior leader.

As the head of improvement for the UK’s largest employer of social workers Natalie was responsible for the learning and development of over 2,500 practitioners, maintaining an ‘outstanding’ level of practice across the organisation. Natalie’s reputation for high quality, engaging training also led to her delivering work internationally, in the East Caribbean and Channel Islands.

Natalie is passionate about poverty-aware practice, domestic abuse and court-based social work. She brings with her lived experience of social work services in her own childhood.

She is a training practitioner from Trauma Informed Consultancy Services, which offers an extensive range of training sessions related to all aspects of how we can apply a trauma informed framework to settings, services and systems. Trauma Informed Consultancy Services works with education settings, children’s services, criminal justice and adult services.


Zoom Access to the Live Classroom

  • You will receive a zoom link to access the live classroom at least 48 hours before the live classroom takes place.
  • Using Zoom: Our Live Classrooms are delivered via Zoom. If you haven’t used Zoom before, or need a refresher, take a look at this guidance. If you are planning on attending via a work device, to ensure access is not blocked you may need to seek permission in advance.

Tickets and membership

  • Already a member – This Live Classroom is included in Creative Life Story Work members’ 12 free events per year.
  • Not yet a member – This Live Classroom costs £50 for non-members.
  • Interested in becoming a member? – Find out about becoming a member here.

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Live Classroom: the impact of parental separation
£ 50.00
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Event type

Live Classroom

Venue information

This session will be held via Zoom.

We would encourage you to read this document for advice on how to access zoom particularly if you haven’t accessed zoom before. If you are planning on attending via a work device, you may need to seek access permission in advance.

You will receive a zoom link to access the live classroom at least 48hours before the live classroom takes place.


Feel free to contact us prior to the scheduled event date if you have any specific questions or requirements relating to access.