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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…

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…

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…

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…

Housing and homelessness

On this page you will find some useful information on Housing and homelessness, including details of services available, related guidance pages and quick links to helpful websites.

Self harming and suicide

On this page you will find some useful information on Self-harm and suicide, including details of services available, related guidance pages and quick links to helpful websites.

Bereavement

At some point in life we may experience bereavement, or grief which is a complex process that is considered normal and may be accompanied by a variety of emotional reactions, behavioral responses, and thoughts after a significant loss.  Bereavement is usually referred to the loss…

Legal advice

On this page you will find some useful information on Legal advice, including details of services available, related guidance pages and quick links to helpful websites.

Crime, the law and victims of crime

If you have directly or indirectly been a victim of crime there are many ways which this may affect you.  For some people certain emotions such as anger or fear are common, with others they may not feel this way, or may not feel anything…

Bullying

Bullying is a frightening experience. It can isolate and damage a young person's self-confidence. Some ongoing bullying can have negative long-term effects on children, leading to depression and even suicidal thoughts and actions. School days are a time when the influence of other children is…
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