Useful Links

Here are links to other organisations which may be able to help you to resolve a range of problems you are trying to deal with

These organisations have specialist skills and knowledge in their own particular field:

National Family Mediation logo The National Family Mediation website provides information for separating and divorcing parents and couples, and for other family members.http://www.nfm.org.uk/

Advice Now

Advice Now provides good quality information on the law and your rights plus educational resources for teachers and legal advisors.

http://www.advicenow.org.uk/

Children and Family Courts Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS)

CAFCASS provides information for children and parents involved in family disputes.

http://www.cafcass.gov.uk/

Child Support Agency (CSA)

The Child Support Agency contributes to the Department for Work and Pension objective of ensuring the best start for all children and ending child poverty by 2020. The Agency exists to ensure that, where an application for child maintenance has been made, parents who live apart contribute financially to the upkeep of their children.

http://www.csa.gov.uk/

Child Maintenance Options

This site explains your options with regard to child maintenance and the difference between the CSA and CM Options. There’s an excellent range of tools and calculators to help you work out budgets, a maintenance calculator and a downloadable private agreement form; in addition to various leaflets and articles.

http://www.cmoptions.org/

Directgov

Provides advice on specific subjects including divorce, debt, employment, housing. Use the search function on the website to find relevant content.

http://www.direct.gov.uk/

Divorce Aid

Provides in-depth legal, financial, practical and emotional information.

http://www.divorceaid.co.uk/

Divorce Resource

Provides in-depth legal, financial, practical and emotional information.

http://www.divorceresource.co.uk/

Families Need Fathers

Families need Fathers is a support and information organisation for fathers.
Helpline: 0870 7607496 open 7pm – 10pm.

http://www.fnf.org.uk/

Gingerbread

Gingerbread is the support organisation for over 2.5 million lone parents and their children throughout England and Wales.

http://www.gingerbread.org.uk/

Grandparents Association

Grandparents’ Association was launched in 1987 by a group of grandparents whose grandchildren had been put into care, adopted from care or were not allowed any contact with them.

http://www.grandparents-association.org.uk/

Parentline Plus

Call the Parentline Plus freephone 24 hour helpline on 0808 800 2222 for help and info on all aspects of parenting, including handling divorce and separation.

Parenting Plans

A link to Putting Your Children First – A Guide for Separating Parents, produced by CAFCASS.

http://www.tsoshop.co.uk/bookstore.asp?DI=586230&trackid=002289

Parenting UK

Parenting UK aims to enable practitioners to deliver better quality parenting support services by promoting membership development and exchange, providing information and support, informing policy makers about the experiences and views of practitioners and emerging need, and promoting high standards of delivery across their membership.

http://www.parentinguk.org/

Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting specialise in the support of parents and those who work with them. They produce resources, training and the delivery of parenting support in the community.

http://www.parenting.org.uk/

Relate

Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through this website.

http://www.relate.org.uk/

School Home Support

SHS is a national charity that places highly trained practitioners in schools to support children and families. SHS empowers vulnerable families to manage the challenges they face, giving them support along the way whilst working in partnership with schools, local authorities and other third sector agencies.

http://www.schoolhomesupport.org.uk/

Shelter

Shelter offers information to help you solve the housing issues which are likely to arise if you are separating from your spouse, partner or civil partner. Your rights will differ depending on the kind of relationship you’re in, and whose name is on the tenancy agreement.

http://www.shelter.org.uk/

The Couple Connection

Developed by One Plus One. Your personal tool to find relationship advice & support. Includes ‘check it out’ section – Start by finding out about relationships – to help you explore and understand your own relationship; the ‘talk it out section’ – Understand and share with people in similar circumstances, participate, make plans and the ‘work it out’ section – Start making changes and build your personal space, keep a diary, review exercises and share a couple space with your partner.

http://www.thecoupleconnection.net/

The Family and Parenting Institute

The Family and Parenting Institute is a charity aiming to improve the wellbeing of children and families in the UK. They work to be a catalyst for change, working to make the voices of families heard.

http://www.familyandparenting.org/

The Parent Connection

This site has been developed by One Plus One. It supports parents through separation and co-parenting difficulties. It can also be used by parents who are just worried about their relationship.

http://www.theparentconnection.org.uk/

Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships

The TCCR aims to improve the quality of adult couple relationships, prevent family breakdown and enhance the lives of children. They offer counselling and psychotherapy services across London and run a variety of workforce development and training programmes throughout the country. They also undertake practice-based research that contributes to the understanding of couple and family relationships.

http://www.tccr.org.uk/