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Parental Separation - Making child arrangements if you divorce or separate

The government website includes information about choosing how to make arrangements for looking after your children if you separate from your partner, making a Parenting Plan or using a mediator, and applying for, changing, or enforcing a court order.


NSPCC - Separation and Divorce

Understand how to support children during a separation and find out what the law says about parental rights.

The NSPCC's webpage on separation and divorce details ways you can help children deal with divorce or separation, as well as information about parental responsibility, and agreeing on child contact. 


National Family Meditation Service

Helping Families in Conflict

National Family Mediation is the largest provider of family mediation in England and Wales. They help families resolve all the practical, legal, emotional and financial issues that arise from separation or divorce, helping families make long-lasting arrangements that benefit everyone in the family, especially their children. Mediation reduces the conflict in separation, divorce or dissolution of civil partnership and helps you to turn your arguments into agreements. The National Family Meditation Service is proven to reduce the conflict in separation, helping families avoid lengthy and costly court battles, providing a cheaper, quicker and less stressful route than traditional legal remedies.


Telephone: 0300 4000 636

YoungMinds - Supporting children through divorce or parental separation

YoungMinds Parents Lounge have created this PDF with advice and information for parents, and YouTube video with their top tips on how you can support your child if they're going through a parental separation or divorce.

For more detailed advice you can call their Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544

Cafcass - Supporting your child through divorce and separation

This article from Cafcass is targeted at parents, carers, and family members, and details the importance of listening to your child’s voice after parental separation. More widely, their website features many more articles and advice for parents and children alike on a variety of matters relating to Family Court.