We have included links to a number of organsiations which may also provide assistance:
Resolution’s 6,500 members are family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Resolution members follow a Code of Practice that promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems. Resolution members encourage solutions that consider the needs of the whole family - and in particular the best interests of children. Read more about Resolution
Relate's vision is a future in which healthy relationships are actively promoted as the basis of a thriving society. Their mission is to develop and support healthy relationships by:- helping couples, families and individuals to make relationships work better delivering inclusive, high-quality services that are relevant at every stage of life helping both the public and policymakers to improve their understanding of relationships and what makes them flourish. Read more about Relate
Around the table
Around the table are a united group of solicitors, mediators, independent financial advisers, accountants and counsellors dedicated to helping people resolve their family problems. They all offer constructive advice and alternatives to court proceedings to focus to achieve a lasting and dignified agreement with the needs and interests of any children firmly in mind. Read more about "Around the table"
Kent Family Mediation Service
Kent Family Mediation Services is a 'non-profit making' organisation, which is widely renowned for offering a professional, impartial and unrivalled Family Mediation service to private and legal aid clients in a growing number of accessible mediation centres throughout the County of Kent. Read more about KFMS
Putting children and young people first in the family courts.
Cafcass looks after the interests of children involved in family proceedings. They work with children and their families, and then advise the courts on what they consider to be in the best interests of individual children. Read more about Cafcass
HM Courts & Tribunals Service
HM Courts & Tribunals Service was created on 1 April 2011. It brings together HM Courts Service & Tribunals Service into one integrated agency providing support for the administration of justice in courts and tribunals.
HMCTSHM Courts & Tribunals Service HM Courts & Tribunals Service was created on 1 April 2011. It brings together HM Courts Service & Tribunals Service into one integrated agency providing support for the administration of justice in courts and tribunals. Read more about HMCTS
Child maintenance is financial support that helps towards a child’s everyday living costs when the parents have separated. It’s for children who are either: under 16 under 20 and in full-time education (but not higher than A-Level or equivalent) The parent who doesn’t have day-to-day care of the child (the ‘paying parent’) pays child maintenance to the parent or person who does (the ‘receiving parent’). The ‘receiving parent’ could be a grandparent or guardian as well as a parent. Read more about child support
Families Need Fathers
Families Need Fathers is a charity chiefly concerned with the problems of maintaining a child's relationship with both parents during and after family breakdown. They offer information, advice and support services for parents who could otherwise spend thousands of pounds without achieving a positive outcome for the children. Their network of over 50 UK branches offers the pro-bono advice of solicitors and others familiar with the family courts; a dedicated helpline; website and resources for members that will help you to have a relationship with your children. Read more about Familie Need Fathers
Gingerbread provide expert advice, practical support and campaign for signle parents. Read more about Gingerbread
NACCC National Association of Child Contact Centres Promoting safe contact within a national framework of child contact centres and services; Read more about NACCC
COPPP is a professional organisation for psychotherapists mainly but not exclusively in the Canterbury and Kent area, and is an Organisational Member of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). As well as providing services to its members, it offers the general public the assurance that the psychotherapists who are members of CCOPPP adhere to its Code of Ethics and maintain high professional standards.