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Useful Links


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

Child Contact

The National Association of Child Contact Centres at provides details of contact centres throughout the UK. Child contact centres are places where children of separated families can spend time with one or both parents and sometimes other family members.

Child Support Agency (CSA)

The Child Support Agency (the Agency) contributes to the Department for Work and Pension objective of ensuring the best start for all children and ending child poverty by 2020. The Agency exists to ensure that, where an application for child maintenance has been made, parents who live apart contribute financially to the upkeep of their children

Children and Family Courts Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS)

CAFCASS provides information for children and parents involved in family disputes. For information visit

Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems.


Visit for in-depth legal, financial, practical and emotional information and links to sources of support.

Families Need Fathers

A support and information organisation for fathers on 0870 7607496, helpline open 7pm-10pm. Or visit


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

Grandparents Association

The Grandparents' Association 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.

Marriage Care

Marriage care is an organisation committed to the life-long support of marriage, relationships and family life.

Legal Advice

For an overview of Legal Aid, visit

National Children’s Home (NCH)

Are you worried about your parents splitting up? If so, this website will help you understand and feel a bit better.

National Family Mediation

NFM is a network of local, not-for-profit Family Mediation Service in England and Wales which offers help to couples, married or unmarried, who are in the process of separation and divorce.


Call the Parentline Plus freephone 24 hour helpline on 0808 800 2222 or visit for help and info on all aspects of parenting, including handling divorce and separation.

Parenting plans

Parenting plans help you to think of all the things you will need to manage as parents, once you part. There is so much to sort out, you may not think of things that will be of great importance to your children. Find out more about parent plans at

Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting - - specialise in the support of parents and those who work with them. They produce resources, training and the delivery of parenting support in the community.


Relate is the UK's largest provider of relationship counselling and sex therapy.

(formerly The Solicitors Family Law Association)

Provides information on all aspects of divorce and separation and lists expert family law solicitors. Visit


Shelter offers information to help you solve the housing issues which are likely to arise if you are separating from your spouse, partner or civil partner. Your rights will differ depending on the kind of relationship you're in, and whose name is on the tenancy agreement

What is Family Mediation?

If you are separating or divorcing, family mediation can help you sort out disputes - without involving big legal fees or going through court.

Mediation MK, providing help for separating couples in Milton Keynes and Northampton.

Mediation is not about trying to get you back together. It’s about helping you to make arrangements after you’ve decided to separate. It can also help when you've already separated and need to sort something out.

You and your partner (or ex-partner) explain your concerns and views to each other in the presence of a family mediator who helps you both to reach an agreement.

Legal aid may be available to pay for mediation.

Contact Mediation MK when you need help sorting out arrangements - you don't have to see a solicitor first.

We have offices in Milton Keynes and Northampton.

Talk to us about Mediation