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Arranging Child Maintenance

Child maintenance – where to start? There are three options that parents may take to arrange child maintenance: a family-based arrangement; a Minute of Agreement; and using the Child Maintenance Service. Our updated Child Maintenance factsheet can help you make …

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Maintenance for your children

Child maintenance – where to start? There are three options that parents may take to arrange child maintenance: a family-based arrangement, a Minute of Agreement and using the Child Maintenance Service.

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Flexible childcare services Aberdeenshire

Inverurie Thank you to Acorn church who are donating £300 to our Inverurie group for additional support needs to help with the costs of outings. One of the young people from our group at Inverurie with additional needs is volunteering …

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OPFS Glasgow Family Support Service

OPFS Glasgow works with local communities to empower families to overcome the barriers they encounter. We support parents to give their children the best possible chances in life, with improved health and a stable home environment. The specialised support offered …

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Help from Working Tax Credit to Pay for a Short Period of Childcare

Updated 21 June 2018 Single parents working 16 hours, or more, per week can claim help with registered childcare costs from HMRC. This help is paid as part of working tax credit. The amount you get depends on your circumstances. …

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January 2017 training programme for professionals

We’ve just announced our 2017 training programme for professionals working with single parents.

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OPFS responds to news that the Scottish Government will not be required to use sanctions on new work programme

OPFS’ Director responds to the DWP announcement that Scottish Government will not be required to use sanctions on the new devolved work programme.

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Guest blog: Challenge Poverty Week

In this guest blog for the #ProudSingleParents campaign, GHA tenant, Nicola, tells us about her experiences of mothering two children as a single parent. I became a single parent after the birth of my second child. My relationship with my …

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Cabinet secretaries visit our Dundee services to launch public consultation on child poverty

Scottish Government Cabinet Secretaries recently visited OPFS Dundee Family Support Services to launch a public consultation on the new Child Poverty Bill.

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Happy Father’s Day from OPFS!

Giving dads a hand One Parent Families Scotland supports single fathers as well as their children throughout Scotland. We understand the challenges that single fathers face, and the importance of fathers to children’s development. We offer practical and emotional support …

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