About Us

Relationships Scotland’s network of affiliated local services provide relationship counselling, family mediation, child contact centres and other family support services across all of mainland and island Scotland.  Our work supports individuals, couples and families experiencing relationship difficulties.  Around 20,000 people have contact with our services each year.

The National Office of Relationships Scotland supports the network of 22 local counselling and mediation services, and 45 child contact centres.  We provide training, development and quality assurance of our practitioners and services.  We are a national voice for relationship services and we influence political and legislative policy development in the area of family support.

We wholeheartedly support the principle of equal opportunities and oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination on the grounds of colour, race, nationality, culture, religion or belief, age, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital / civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or socio-economic group

Relationships Scotland believes that behaviour that seeks to secure power and control, or instil fear for one person over another through violence, coercion, control and inequality is unacceptable. We support people to live with dignity and safety and to enjoy healthy relationships, and we respect the rights of all people, in all their diversity. We believe that people have the capacity to change their behaviour and how they relate to others. We take seriously our responsibility for ensuring safety for adults, children and young people.

We are accredited by various external bodies – Organisational Member of COSCA, Affiliated Organisation to College of Mediators, holder of the HSSF Mark and we are currently working towards the LGBT Chartermark.

For all media enquiries please contact Stuart Valentine – Chief Executive