ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine in these ways: You can phone on 0800 1111, send us an email, have a 1-2-1 chat with us, send a message to Ask Sam and you can post messages to the ChildLine message boards. You can contact ChildLine about anything - no problem is too big or too small. If you are feeling scared or out of control or just want to talk to someone you can contact ChildLine.
Helps under-25s with a wide range of issues and can put you in touch with the right sort of help near you no matter what your worry and is a friendly website for children and young people whose parents are splitting up.
Offers alternatives to adversarial court processes for families involved in separation or divorce, help for parents and carers to meet children and young people's needs during this difficult time, encouragement for shared parental responsibility in the future - promoting the emotional, physical and intellectual wellbeing of children and help for parents to improve communications between themselves regarding parenting issues, enabling them to manage any conflict.
Helping your children through a divorce or separation: netmums.com
A unique local network for Mums (or Dads), offering a wealth of information on both a national and local level. Once registered, you can access details for all kinds of local resources, from child-friendly cafes to childminders, places to go etc.
If you are facing difficult times in your marriage or any relationship; Marriage Care offers a confidential telephone helpline and operate more than 54 Centres with additional outlets around England and Wales.
Family mediation is a voluntary process by which couples in dispute, particularly those going through separation or divorce, are helped to deal with arrangements for their future. NFMA has a network of over 60 not-for-profit Family Mediation Services in England and Wales offering help to couples, married or unmarried, who are in the process of separation and divorce.
Gingerbread is the charity which works nationally and locally, for and with single parent families, to improve their lives. We achieve change by championing their voices and needs and providing support services.
Our mission is to improve the lives of children by working with and for all grandparents especially those who have lost or are losing contact with their grandchildren because of divorce, family feud or other problems., are caring for their grandchildren on a full time basis or have childcare responsibilities for their grandchildren.
Community Legal Advice (CLA) is a free and confidential advice service in England and Wales paid for by legal aid.
If you are living on a low income or benefits, you may be eligible for free specialist advice from legal advisers on issues including: benefits and tax credits; debt, education; housing; employment; and family problems.
When facing divorce, separation, domestic abuse or other family difficulties, the right advice and support is essential from skilled professionals who are experienced at resolving the kind of disputes that arise when couples separate. Resolution’s 5500 members are family lawyers committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Our members follow a Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems. Our members encourage solutions that consider the needs of the whole family - and in particular the best interests of children.
ADR is alternative dispute resolution - a range of options for resolving disputes without going to court. ADR includes mediation, adjudication, arbitration, conciliation and ombudsman schemes. Comprehensive website offering information which gives an overview of ADR schemes in the UK, an outline of how they work, and an honest appraisal of their pros and cons. It is independent of ADR providers and government.
Rights of Women
Advice line: 020 7251 6577 (Open Tuesday–Thursday 2–4pm and 7-9pm, and Friday 12–2pm)
Sexual violence legal advice line: 020 7251 8887 (Open Monday 11-1pm and Tuesday 10-12pm)
Founded in 1975, we offer free confidential legal advice to women on our advice line. We offer specialist advice in family law, divorce and relationship breakdown, children and contact issues, domestic violence, sexual violence, discrimination and lesbian parenting. We empower women to access their legal rights.
Child Maintenance Options
Helpline: 0800 988 0988 (Lines are open from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 4pm Saturday)
The Child Maintenance Options service can provide impartial information and support. They are here to help both parents, as well as guardians, relatives and anyone concerned about a child or separated family.
National Council for Divorced, Separated and Widowed
Our clubs are here to help you reach out for a new beginning, and form new friendships. With dances and social events being held most weeks there really is no reason to hide away. Come out and meet new friends, in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. The NCDSW has been serving the community for over forty years, helping people who are divorced, separated, or widowed.
We are not a dating agency but a social organisation providing a safe friendly environment for you to come to and make friends with people in a similar position to yourself.
Gov UK Civil Legal Advice
Helpline: 0845 345 4 345 (Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 8.00 pm, Saturday 9.00 am to 12.30 pm) gov.uk
Community Legal Advice (CLA) is a free and confidential advice service in England and Wales paid for by legal aid. If you are living on a low income or benefits, you may be eligible for free specialist advice from legal advisers on issues including: benefits and tax credits; debt, education; housing; employment; and family problems.
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