Charity Focus: Relate

Relate are the UK’s leading relationship charity, with over 75 years of relationship support experience. Relate aim to develop and support healthy relationships by: Helping couples, families and individuals to make relationships work better Delivering inclusive, high-quality services that are relevant at every stage of life Helping both the public and policy-makers to improve their…

The plans to make prenups legally binding in England and Wales could have benefits for British expats. Prenuptial agreements are legally binding in other European countries as well as the United States. The government is currently considering the recommendations made by the Law Commission last month, which suggested that prenuptial agreements should become legally binding…

The new Children and Families Bill was given Royal Assent on the 13th March 2014. By Chereece Mark. The new Bill aims to: Protect vulnerable children Provide better support for children whose parents are separating, Put in place a new system to help children with special educational needs and disabilities, Provide help for parents to…

The government has announced that more children are living with both birth parents. The new figures show that 69 percent of children lived with both their mother and father in 2012. This is a 2 percent rise from the year before. The figures feature in the Social Justice Outcomes Framework: Family Stability Indicator, a report…

Women’s Aid is the national domestic violence charity that helps up to 250,000 women and children every year. Women’s Aid recognises that all women and children have a right to live their lives free from all forms of violence and abuse, and that society has a duty to recognise and defend this right. About Women’s…

Parents are choosing to go to court to settle private child matters rather than using mediation, a new report suggests. The new figures have been released after lawyersupportedmediation.com made a Freedom of Information request. The data gave an insight into the utilisation of court services since the legal aid cuts in family law were introduced…