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Resources for adults

Here are some useful resources for you to help you with any more specialised information you may need.

Advicenow provides good quality information on the law and your rights plus educational resources for teachers and legal advisors.Visit

Children and Family Court Advisory and Support service CAFCASS, provides information for children and parents involved in family disputes within the court setting. Visit

The Citizens Advice service (CAB) helps & guides people with a wide range of issues including law and rights, housing, debt & money and relationships. Visit

This site explains your options with regard to child maintenance and the difference between the CSA and CM Options. There’s an excellent range of tools and calculators to help you work out budgets, a maintenance calculator and a downloadable private agreement form; in addition to various leaflets and articles. Visit

Developed by One Plus One. Your personal tool to find relationship advice & support. Includes 'check it out' section - Start by finding out about relationships - to help you explore and understand your own relationship; the 'talk it out section' - Understand and share with people in similar circumstances, participate, make plans and the 'work it out' section - Start making changes and build your personal space, keep a diary, review exercises and share a couple space with your partner. Visit

Counselling Directory provides a huge support network of counsellors, enabling visitors to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. Visit

CYPNow has a body of case law on children and families. These reports are written by experts at the Children's Legal Centre, each providing a clear summary of the case with links to further reading. Visit

Provides in-depth legal, financial, practical and emotional information. Visit

Provides in-depth legal, financial, practical and emotional information. 


DNA Worldwide provide DNA, Drug and Alcohol Testing to UK clients with clarity and integrity. Each DNA test is fast, 100% accurate, confidential and includes full support. Visit

Families need Fathers is a support and information organisation for fathers. Visit 

Current awareness service from the publishers of Family Law - the title of reference and record in the field of family law since 1970 - ensuring you are up to date with the latest developments and their impact on practice, including judgements, news, articles and guidances. Visit

Family Lives for help and info on all aspects of parenting, including handling divorce and separation. Visit

Galop is the leading LGBT anti-violence and abuse charity. Galop has been working for 33 years to support LGBT victims of abuse, violence and discrimination through a variety of services, including a helpline and as the lead partner of The Domestic Abuse Partnership which is the only specialist multi-agency community response to LGBT Domestic abuse. Visit

National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline 0800 999 5428

LGBT+ Hate Crime Helpline 020 7704 2040

Gingerbread is the support organisation for over 2.5 million lone parents and their children throughout England and Wales. Visit

Grandparents' Plus was launched in 1987 by a group of grandparents whose grandchildren had been put into care, adopted from care or were not allowed any contact with them. Visit

Check if you can get legal aid. Visit

General advice on separation and divorce. Visit

Refuge provides specialist support to women, children and some men escaping domestic violence and other forms of violence. Visit

Freephone 24-Hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247

Rehab 4 Addiction offers a free helpline dedicated to assisting people suffering from drug, alcohol and mental health issues. Rehab 4 Addiction was founded in 2011 by people who overcame addiction themselves. You can contact Rehab 4 Addiction free on 0800 140 4690. Visit

Respect is a pioneering UK domestic abuse organisation leading the development of safe, effective work with perpetrators, male victims and young people using violence in their close relationships.   Visit  Freephone 0808 8010327

Samaritans offer listening and support to people and communities in times of need. Free 24/7 support on 116 123  or visit

Free debt advice. Visit

The Mix is a UK based charity that provides free, confidential support for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile. visit or call 0808 808 4994

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. Visit

Women's Aid meet the needs of  women and children affected by domestic abuse. They provide services run by women that are based on listening to survivors and responding to their needs. Visit ​

Free online courses, including coping with stress and dealing with arguments in a healthy way, helping parents to manage conflict and minimise the impact on children, plus helpful advice on the impact of debt on relationships. Visit Parent guide for England (

National Association of Child Contact Centres. Advice, guidance and information for parents and children.

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