Divorce and separation

NSPCC

NSPCC

Almost 1 in 10 children in the UK are neglected by their parents or carers. Their emotional, behavioral and physical anguish often leads to a lifetime of struggling; the ability to lead a normal life often interrupted by confusion and sorrow about their upbringing. But it can be prevented. The NSPCC defines neglect as the

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surviving domestic abuse and moving on

Surviving domestic abuse and moving on

Survivors of domestic abuse must initially focus on the practicalities of establishing a new and safe living environment for themselves and their children. Although vital, this focus leaves little time or energy for dealing with the emotional fall-out from the domestic abuse. As the dust settles, survivors may be expecting to feel relieved and free,

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life as a single parent

Life as a single parent

If you’re new to single parent life it can be a daunting prospect. Just thinking about everything you have to deal with, as well as coping with the breakdown of a relationship, can seem too much. This is probably not how you planned your life working out and it might not even be your choice.

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what is parental responsibility

What is parental responsibility

Most parents understand that they have direct responsibility for their child. What is parental responsibility? It is actually a legal term that concerns who has overall responsibility for a child’s upbringing and welfare. It’s important to know whether or not you automatically have responsibility as a parent and if not how you can achieve this.

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family and child helplines

Family and child helplines

We all need a little support sometimes but not everyone finds it easy to ask for help, or to talk about how they are feeling. Helplines offer a non-judgemental, third party service that is available to anyone, anytime. The majority of the telephone numbers associated with Helplines are freephone, which can be especially useful for

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bying a house

Legal rights for unmarried couples

Families today are not always as straight forward as they once were. Not every couple is married when they buy a property or have children together. In fact some decide to go through their whole lives without getting married, feeling that they are already committed to one another. However, your legal rights are not always

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