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.

As single parents, there’s a lot tied up with our close relationships. Take a look at My relationships on our ‘My life and me’ website.


Just separated

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


Your Parenting Plan

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


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

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

First Steps Young Parents Project


OPFS celebrated 75 years in 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


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.