Useful Resources

The following organisations may be able to provide you with useful information:

ADT Healthcare – https://www.adt-healthcare.com

ADT Healthcare offers a free hotline dedicated to helping families suffering from drug, alcohol and mental health problems.

Advice Now – http://www.advicenow.org.uk/

Advice Now is an independent not for profit website providing information on rights and legal issues.

CAFCASS – http://www.cafcass.gov.uk/

The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service utilised by Family Courts in England and Wales. Their website is a useful source of information both for children, parents and those involved in family issues.

Childline – https://www.childline.org.uk/

Free and confidential 24hr helpline for children and young people.

Child Maintenance Options – http://www.cmoptions.org/

Child Maintenance Options is an impartial information and support service to help parents gain a clear understanding of the options available for arranging child maintenance.

Family Justice Council – https://www.judiciary.gov.uk/related-offices-and-bodies/advisory-bodies/fjc/

This advisory body publishes useful guidance about the family law system.

Family Mediation Council – www.familymediationcouncil.org.uk

Information about family mediation.

Gingerbread– www.gingerbread.org.uk

A support organisation for single parents

Government Information – www.gov.uk

The best place to find government services and information in a clear and succinct fashion, including child maintenance and divorce and separation.

Government Legislation – http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga

This site is a source for legislation, provided by the UK government.

Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service – http://www.justice.gov.uk/about/hmcts/

Responsible for the administration of the Courts.

The Law Society – http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/
The Law Society represents Solicitors in England and Wales and provides useful information to the public.

Legal Aid – http://www.justice.gov.uk/legal-aid

A source of information on the Ministry of Justice website providing news and latest updates about Legal Aid including an eligibility calculator for qualification for Legal Aid.

LGBT Switchboard – https://www.switchboard.org.uk

Brighton-based charity offering support, information and a sense of community to LGBTQ people.

National Association of Child Contact Centres – www.naccc.org.uk

Organisation which promotes safe contact within a national framework of child contact centres

Parliament – http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld/ldjudgmt.htm

A source of information from parliament including all House of Lords Judgments delivered from 14 November 1996 to 30 July 2009.

Rainbow Families – http://www.rainbowfamilies.org.uk

Social group organising events and activities for LGBTQ parents and families in Brighton and the surrounding area.

Relate – www.relate.org.uk

Organisation offering marriage guidance counselling

Resolution – http://www.resolution.org.uk/

The members of Resolution are family lawyers and other professionals committed to the amicable resolution of family disputes. Their website provides information on all areas of family law.

Reunite – http://www.reunite.org/

A leading UK charity specialising in the movement of children across international borders.

Rights of Women – http://rightsofwomen.org.uk/

National charity which aims to assist women through the law. Their website provides useful legal guides.

Rise – http://www.riseuk.org.uk/

Sussex based charity which offers support and advice regarding domestic abuse.

Solicitors Regulation Authority – http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/solicitors.page

The body responsible for the regulation of Solicitors and a useful source of information concerning the use of Solicitors and profession generally.

Sorting out Separation – https://www.sortingoutseparation.org.uk/

A government backed resource intended to provide help and support for separated families.

Voices in the Middle – www.voicesinthemiddle.org.uk

Advice, counselling and support for children experiencing divorce or separation.

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