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Press: Scottish Parliament Committee “Impact of Welfare Reform” report

Single Parents are among the hardest hit by the UK Government’s welfare reforms, according to new research commissioned by the Scottish Parliament’s Welfare Reform Committee.

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Press: 3 in 4 single parents experience stigma according to new survey from OPFS

A poll by Scotland’s national single parent organisation reveals that three in four (74%) have experienced stigma in the last two years.

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Separated families urged to make festive plans now

A Scottish advice service is urging separated parents to sort out festive holiday arrangements now, and avoid a nightmare before Christmas for them and their children.

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Press: Help for couples with children going through separation and divorce

A new free factsheet for mothers or fathers in the process of separating or bringing up children on their own has been published by One Parent Families Scotland.

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OPFS 70th Anniversary Civic Reception & AGM 2014

Come and join us in Edinburgh on 28 November 2014 to celebrate our 70th anniversary and AGM.

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OPFS 70th Anniversary Civic Reception & AGM 2014

Come and join us in Edinburgh on 28 November 2014 to celebrate our 70th anniversary at a Civic Reception and attend our AGM.

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Waiting period increasing for some benefit claimants

From 27th October 2014, new ESA and JSA claimants will have to wait 7 days, rather than 3 before their benefit will be processed.

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Online child maintenance payments introduced this week

The final stage of the government’s widespread child maintenance reforms has been implemented this week.

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Child maintenance charges come into force today

From today (30 June 2014) parents will be charged for the use of The Child Maintenance Service.

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New Information Pack: Going Back to Work

Our third information pack, ‘Going Back to Work’, is now available. It guides parents through the financial implications of returning to work and the childcare options open to them.

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