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Saturday fun with the Dads’ Club

The Dads’ Clubs in Edinburgh organise free activities and outings each Saturday for single fathers and their young children, including men who only see their children for part of the time. A recent Saturday trip to the Queensferry Lifeboat station was fun …

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A Royal invitation

Over the last year and a half, Anne Baldock (pictured above with FM Nicola Sturgeon MSP) from OPFS took taken part in the Best Start Grant expert working group. The group contributed to the legislation, design and delivery of the …

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Exciting new job roles at OPFS

At One Parent Families Scotland we have a committed, skilled team that works hard to improve the lives of single parent families in Scotland. In return, we support our staff and offer them opportunities to develop their career. We recruit …

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#ProudSingleParents

Nicola is a mum who lives with daughter in Falkirk. In this blog she describes how OPFS has helped her flourish through the OPFS Falkirk Family house service. My story I am 29 years old and became a single parent …

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How OPFS has supported me

Shanan is a mum to a three-year-old son. She works part-time and lives in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire. In this blog, she describes the ways OPFS has supported her as a single parent.

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OPFS celebrates 20 years of delivering Flexible Childcare Services

Twenty years ago, in the city of Dundee a little acorn was planted when One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) were officially registered to provide a flexible, home based, childcare service for the very first time. This was the first time …

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Transforming Lives in Lanarkshire

The Transforming Lives programme, funded by Agnes Hunters Trust, is now in it’s third week where the focus was on self-awareness. Participants created a mandala art piece which contain familiar images that has a meaning for the who is creating …

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Single Parents Are Under Pressure

Three-quarters of single parent families are now living below the publicly accepted ‘Minimum Income Standard’ according to new research by Loughborough University. What are the key factors that cause most single parent families from reaching an adequate income? Despite the …

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OPFS responds to new research on adverse childhood experiences

One in ten Scots children experience multiple traumatic life events such as parental separation, bereavement or neglect says Edinburgh study. Research launched today, by the University of Edinburgh, looks at the occurrence of seven types of adverse childhood experiences (ACE’S) …

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Scottish Government tour Dundee Flexible Childcare Services

Flexible, affordable, accessible and high quality early learning and childcare. Is it possible? Can it work? Our Dundee and Aberdeenshire flexible childcare services (FCSS) are living, breathing, caring, playing and learning proof that yes, it is totally possible to provide …

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