Your Children

Here you’ll find publications about your children, covering topics like childcare, maintenance and well-being.

  • Making arrangements for children

    When you are a single parent, you may be making or adjusting the child contact arrangements for your children with your child’s other parent. This advice guide is for single parents who would like to know the legal issues involved when parents make child arrangements.

  • Child Maintenance Arrangements

    Child maintenance is financial support towards your child’s everyday living costs and is something you may be considering if you have just separated from the other parent or have never received payments form the other parent before. This information helps …

  • Disability, Sickness and Care Benefits

    If you, or your child, have a disability or illness or you care for someone with a disability or illness you may be able to get benefits to help with day to day living costs and to pay for support and services. This advice guide gives an overview of what financial and other help is available.

  • Just Separated

    You may find this advice guide useful if you have recently separated from your partner and are now a single parent. It is a guide to the questions, issues and concerns you may have to consider. This factsheet covers your income, housing, division of belongings, arrangements for your children, legal services, divorce and domestic abuse.

  • Your income when a child is 16+

    This is a guide for single parents whose children are aged 16 -19 years old. It explains how income from benefits and tax credits and child maintenance will change depending on your child’s decisions about their education, training or work.

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