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  1. Family mediation and relationship therapy

    Family mediation is an alternative to using just lawyers or the courts to resolve matters relating to child arrangements and finances at a time of divorce or separation.It is a voluntary process that enables separating couples to resolve their differences in a series of meetings…
  2. Fostering and adoption

    Fostering gives many children a chance to have a brighter future. By choosing to foster a child you will be offering them a home on a temporary basis, as most children will return home after a period of time, but some foster parents offer long…
  3. Parenting through difficult times

    Being a parent can be challenging at the best of times, but if you also have other problems that you are dealing with as a family, the pressure can be hard to bear. How you deal with these problems can make a huge difference to the…
  4. Family member in prison

    In addition to the services available under the View all Services button, there is a range of information and support available for families, friends and people working with prisoners and their families. More information on the following topics can be found at Prisons and probation on…
  5. Children living away from home

    Families can experience crisis or stressful periods where an arrangement is made for the  child/children to live away from home.  If a child has been removed from the home (voluntarily or otherwise) they become the responsibility of the local authority. This is sometimes referred to…
  6. Lone parents

    Being a single parent can be hard work. It can be lonely sometimes - and hard work.  As well as the day-to-day stuff there are all the things two parent families take for granted...not having a second opinion in the middle of the night when…
  7. Managing your child's behaviour

    Most parents find bringing up their children very rewarding, but also pretty demanding. All children challenge the rules of behaviour they're set - this is just a part of growing up, learning and becoming and independent person. It takes time for a child to understand…
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