Charity Relationships Scotland has launched a new, free, service that puts kids first and helps them cope with separation and divorce.The service is being rolled out thanks to a £200,000 funding boost from the Scottish Government. More than one in three children are now likely to experience their parents getting divorced or separating before they turn 16. But, thanks to the free service, parents can now go, for the first time ever, to support sessions wherever they live.
The program is run by Relationships Scotland. Photo: www.relationships-scotland.org.uk/
The service is being rolled out thanks to a £200,000 funding boost from the Scottish Government. Cath Karlin, Partner and Accredited Specialist in Family Law in Edinburgh praised the new service as a step in the right direction. “We need to normalise the concept of co-parenting if we’re serious about making Scotland the best place in the world for children to grow up. Research shows time and time again that children of separated parents who don’t co-parent effectively are less likely to perform well at school and more likely to be involved in the criminal justice system.” Sessions are for groups of mums and dads and can also be available on a one to one basis in some areas. The facilitators who lead the sessions are experienced family support professionals. Sessions last for 3 hours. Relationships Scotland is encouraging parents to get in touch to find out more about coming to a free session.