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Child Contact Centres

For the Sake of the Kids

Children should be supported to keep in touch with both parents after separation, whenever it is safe and possible for them to do so, says Stuart Valentine, Chief Executive of Relationships Scotland (This article originally appeared in the Scotsman) Bringing up children is one of the toughest challenges anyone can face. Even with the well-intentioned…

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Parenting Apart Project – Year 1 Summary

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Parenting Apart information sessions have been offered across Scotland, from 11 Member Services, since funding was awarded by the Scottish Government in April 2015.  In that time over 300 parents have participated in group or individual sessions and found out how to make splitting up less stressful for children.  The feedback from parents has been…

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New Inverness Child Contact Centre Opens

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Relationships Scotland – Family Mediation Highland has just opened their new Child Contact Centre in Inverness. Funded by The Big Lottery, this is the first of three centres which will be located in key locations throughout Highland. Situated within walking distance of both the train and bus station, the Inverness based centre is staffed by…

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Positive Relationships at the Heart of Scotland

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Guest blog post by Morag Chisholm, Counsellor & Treasurer at Relationships Scotland Dumfries & Galloway Politicians both sides of the border are fond of extolling the virtues of family values, often without taking time to understand the complexities of modern relationships. MSPs at our recent Parliamentary event instead chose listening and learning with third and…

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Our child contact centre projects secure £1.5m Lottery funding

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Projects supporting Scottish families through the toughest of times, including conflict and relationship breakdown, are to expand their services thanks to over £1.5 million from the Big Lottery Fund. Today’s total of £1,574,143 goes to five organisations supporting child contact centres in different parts of the country. • Relationships Scotland Orkney • Relationships Scotland Borders…

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Case Study: Using a Child Contact Centre

Continuing our informative series of blogs for Child Contact Centre Awareness Week, Paula McGuire interviews one set of parents about their experience of using a centre. When starting a family, no-one expects to be arranging contact with their child somewhere down the line.  It’s no wonder then that Child Contact Centres aren’t at the forefront…

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Child Contact Centre Awareness Week: Myths and Truths

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  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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Infographic: Child Contact Centre Awareness Week 2013

Child Contact Cenre Awareness Week 2013 Infographic

Child Contact Centre Awareness Week is 22-28 April this year. We’ll have an amazing range of blog posts looking at the importance of spending quality time with your kids to celebrate the week. Lots of our affiliated centres will be having open days as well, get in touch if you’d like to find out more.…

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