Policy and Research

We work to achieve societal change, and this is at the heart of everything we do. We aim to bridge the gap between single parents and the decision-makers who have the power to make change happen. The key policy areas are:

Welfare Reform

See our submissions and reports on Welfare Reform.

Scottish Social Security Benefits

OPFS has consulted widely with single parents and other parties before submitting our responses to consultations to Scottish Social Security Benefits.

Single Parent Families and Poverty in Scotland

We believe tackling child poverty should be an immediate policy priority for the Westminster and Scottish Governments.

Childcare

OPFS believes high quality, affordable, accessible and flexible childcare needs to be at the heart of early year’s policies.

Employment, Employability and Education

See submissions to the Scottish Parliament Welfare Reform Committee and the Glasgow City Council – Colleges and Lifelong Learning Policy Commission.

Single Parent Proofing

OPFS was a partner in a UK wide “Participatory One Parent Proofing” initiative funded by the Big Lottery. Also, OPFS created a Proofing Framework specifically for Glasgow Lone Parents.