About us

The Centre for Separated Families works with everyone affected by family separation in order to bring about better outcomes for children.


Our information and advice services are available to those who are sharing care, those who are caring for their children alone and those who are not able to spend time with their children.


Our child focussed work is designed to help parents understand and deal with their children's experiences of separation, understand and deal with their own experiences of separation, make private arrangements and improve communications.


At the Centre for Separated Families we work to support parents manage the ending of their adult relationship in ways that minimise the negative impacts on their children.  We do this by:


  • providing information and advice to parents so that they can make choices that are in the best interests of their children, and by
  • offering parents tools and strategies to help them to build respectful, collaborative post separation parenting relationships that are based around their children's changing needs.

Through our child focussed work, we:


  • seek to deliver better outcomes for children rather than uphold parent's 'rights'
  • recognise the importance to children of family ties
  • understand and respond to the different experiences of mums and dads
  • work to help families make choices that meet their individual experiences and
  • aim to provide parents with the tools they need to manage transitions for themselves.

You can find out more about our work by downloading the PDF file to the right.

About our work
About leaflet Jun 2012.pdf
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