Seven tips to avoid divorce damaging children’s GCSE chances

By Peter Jones Tens of thousands of teenagers across the UK have finished their mock GCSEs and now begin the nail biting countdown to the real exams in May. 

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“Sharing Christmas” by family solicitor and author Helen Victoria Bishop

For children Christmas should be a magical and exciting time, full of anticipation and fun, from the school nativity and concerts, to the putting up of the tree and the wait for Father Christmas. For parents, especially those who have … Continue reading

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Mediation matters: separating couples are losing out as family mediation numbers plummet

By Chris Sherwood Chris Sherwood, Director of Policy and Research, Relate Deciding to separate or divorce is never easy and new research on family mediation services published by Relate earlier this year shows that things are becoming even harder. 

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Helping children cope with your separation

Ruth Sutherland, Chief Executive, Relate Last week was a busy one for the UK’s leading relationship support organisation, Relate. Whether or not the first working Monday of January should really be called ‘divorce day’, we consistently see a sharp spike … Continue reading

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Midnight Grandparents: providing a safe haven for children

Guest blog by Dave Cousins, Manager, The Grandparents’ Association Leeds The Grandparents’ Association nationally has been working with – and for – grandparents to achieve positive outcomes for their grandchildren for decades. Set up in 1987 by a group of … Continue reading

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Making Yourself Understood in a Relationship

Guest blog from Francine Kaye Francine Kaye is the UK’s leading relationship educator who is regularly called on by national TV and radio for her expertise and advice for couples. Divorced 19 years ago with two small children aged 5 … Continue reading

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Kids in the Middle: filling a gap for children hurt by separation and divorce

Kids in the Middle is a new national charity being set up in collaboration between young people and family lawyers and mediators, with one purpose: to provide online support and help for children caught in the fallout of separation and … Continue reading

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