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Child Contact Centre Awareness Week: Myths and Truths

Family Walking

  It’s Child Contact Centre Awareness Week in Scotland and in Europe. For those who are unaware of what a child contact centre does, Pauline Nimmo addresses some common myths and truths to shed more light.              Myths Child Contact Centres are full of junkies, paedophiles and alcoholics. CCC are not full of ‘junkies, paedophiles…

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Hearing from children when their parents separate or divorce

Should we be listening to children and young people directly, or hearing their views via their parents?  This is a question that exercises the minds of those who work in the family law field and is receiving heightened attention from policy makers in Scotland at the moment. Does it put pressure on children and young…

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International perspectives on post-separation parenting

Children do better when they can have a positive relationship with both their parents, whether they live together or apart.  This was the clear message from both speakers at our International Perspectives on Post Separation Parenting Event in Edinburgh on 30th November.  The challenging question for all of us at the event who work in…

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Family Dispute Resolution Pilot

Dad with two children

Relationships Scotland have been working with our lawyer mediator colleagues from CALM Scotland to put together a proposal to encourage families with disputes over contact arrangements to look in to their options for resolving their differences, prior to going to court.  It is widely accepted that if parents can find a way to move forward…

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The Four Cs – Advice from Ten Years of Family Mediation

Rosanne Cubitt, our Head of Professional Practice (Mediation) reflects on over a decade of experience as a family mediator. She’s worked with parents across Scotland dealing with the process of separation and divorce. I often say to parents that there are better and worse ways of splitting up – my job is to help them find…

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New Report from JRF highlights Key Role of Family Relationships

A major new report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has highlighted the importance of family relationships and their impact on poverty across the UK. ‘UK Poverty, Causes, Costs and Solutions’, published by JRF on 6th September, outlines what it means to live in poverty and offers realistic suggestions for actions that would make a…

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Mike on Parenting Apart

  Mike recently attended Parenting Apart and shares what he learnt from this free service. Interested? Book a place, or find out more information on Parenting Apart near you.

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HaveYourSay – SCCR National Survey 2016

Diane Marr, Network Development Manager, SCCR Every year in Scotland, the life chances of almost 4,500 young people are left hanging in the balance as they become homeless due to family relationships breaking down[1]. That’s the equivalent of nearly five high schools worth of pupils! But they are just the tip of the iceberg; we…

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Wrong Heads In Wrong Beds

One of our counsellors Di Farmer has currently submitted her dissertation as part of a MA  (hons) Sociology Degree at Glasgow University. The title is “Wrong Heads In Wrong Beds” – explaining Relationship Counsellors views of Infidelity. It seeks to address a gap in sociological research,  in a subject which is more widely recognised psychologically. The main …

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