Separating

If you have recently separated from your partner and are now a single parent, it’s important to know what your first steps might be. We provide information on a range of questions, issues and concerns you may have to consider.

Information

Just separated

Our information provides a guide to questions, issues and concerns you may have to consider.

Information

Your Parenting Plan

A ‘Parenting Plan’ is a voluntary agreement between you and your child’s other parent about arrangements for your children.

Information

Housing if separating from a partner

What are your options as a single parent when looking for somewhere to live.

Information

Speaking to your children about divorce and separation

Lots of parents contact us for advice about how to talk to their children about divorce and separation. This can be a difficult and emotional time for the whole family. We hope that you are getting the support you need to cope.

News updates for single parents

View all news

Our news updates reflect the work of One Parent Families Scotland and the issues affecting single parents today.

First Steps Young Parents Project

04/03/2020

OPFS celebrated 75 years in 2019

15/12/2019

To celebrate OPFS 75th Anniversary year we collaborated with photographer Amara Eno to create a body of work called The 25 Percent, which explores the lives of single parent families in Scotland.

OPFS Glasgow providing extra support to parents of school-age children

13/12/2019

The OPFS Glasgow service has received funding to provide support to single parents who have a school-age child or a child who is starting school.