Changing lives, challenging poverty

One Parent Families Scotland aims to enable single parent families to achieve their potential, to reach a decent standard of living and contribute to Scottish society.

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Our single parent topics and search offers face to face family support services, a wealth of advice and information on various topics, as well as a new mental health and wellbeing service.

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Transforming child maintenance: Chloe's story

Chloe has two children and started using the Child Maintenance System after she separated from her children’s dad due to domestic abuse. 

My children's dad runs a successful Ltd company with two offices, many members of staff, company cars and a long history of high income. Yet for the first two years he managed to get away with paying based upon minimum wage only.

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Featured News

OPFS Response to the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government 2023-24


On 5 September, the First Minister set out the key measures to tackle poverty and support children and families in the Scottish Government’s Programme for Government.

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