The Centre for Separated Families is the national charity that works with everyone affected by family separation in order to bring about better outcomes for children.
Traditionally, support after family separation has been centred on only one parent; often referred to as a ‘lone parent’ or ‘single parent’.
We recognise that there are many situations where one parent is left alone to provide everything that children need. However, we also recognise that the children who do best after family separation are those that have a strong and positive input from both parents.
Our work is based, not supporting either parent, but, on helping both parents to identify their children’s needs and then helping them to work out how best each can contribute to providing for them.
The absence of conflict and financial security are key to children’s wellbeing. By supporting both parents to continue to provide a positive input into their children’s lives, we believe it is possible to help children to adjust to life after separation and reach their full potential.