A Call For To Stop Children Being Caught in the Crossfire of Divorce

Originally posted on Third Force News Scotland’s outdated family law must change to stop children getting caught up in divorce court conflicts, a charity has blasted. Relationships Scotland says the country is lagging behind the rest of the UK and is asking the Scottish Government, charities and family law experts to back their calls to make it a legal requirement that divorcing parents must consider mediation to prevent thousands of ...

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Let’s Help Fathers Go Even Further

By Stuart Valentine, CEO of Relationships Scotland Originally published in Edinburgh Evening News. Recently I asked my 8 year old son his thoughts on what makes a good dad. “The best daddies are the bald daddies,” was his reply. This was a strong affirmation of his continuing affection for me as his dad, coupled with an encouraging acceptance of my advancing hairline. It was also a reminder that for many children (but sadly not all ...

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Priorities for Action People across Scotland need to be supported to cope better with key life transitions such as relationship breakdown. The Scottish Government to lead an urgent debate on how to ensure there is far greater uptake of mediation and other forms of dispute resolution as an alternative to court action in family cases.  All future Scottish Government policies which impact on children and families to highlight the vital ...

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