Partnership Work

Anti-Poverty work

We work closely with the End Child Poverty (Scotland) coalition of charities as well as supporting the Scottish Free School Meals Campaign.

We contributed our views to the Scottish Government’s strategy to tackle child poverty to ensure that one parent families are central to policies which aim to eradicate child poverty by 2020.

Welfare Reform

We are an active member of the Scottish Campaign on Rights to Social Security (SCORSS) and have worked in partnership with Action for the Children and other children’s organisations to lobby Westminster for changes to be made to the Welfare Reform Bill around conditionality and childcare, as well as making clear our opposition to elements of changes to child maintenance.

Parenting Across Scotland

We are a founding member of Parenting Across Scotland and work with partners on common issues and to co-ordinate delivery of services for parents.

National partnerships

Across the UK we work closely with Gingerbread in influencing policy at Westminster. We also liaise regularly with other lone parent organisations such as Span in Bristol, Scoop Aid in Sheffield and Gingerbread in Northern Ireland.

Interested in working with us?

If your organisation is interested in working in partnership with One Parent Families Scotland, please get in touch.

Recent partnership work

Stronger Families

Aimed at professionals and parents across Europe, Stronger Families was a pioneering new Europe-wide initiative to help parents improve their skills and/or progress to employment. It provided and delivered work/vocational skills through innovative, creative and entrepreneurial blended adult learning programmes.

The project was a partnership and consortium between five long-established single parent support organisations:

Family Decision Making Service

We recently worked in partnership with Children 1st and the Scottish Child Law Centre to deliver a Family Decision Making service, a national online, phone and face to face service for separated and separating parents.

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0808 801 0323

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