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

This information provides answers to the questions, issues and concerns you may have if you have just separated from your partner.


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.

Scottish Charity Awards 2021 – Edinburgh Services


Single Parents Day 2021


Every year, Single Parents Day is celebrated in the UK and Ireland on 21st March, and this year we want to make it bigger than ever.

First Steps Young Parents Project