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Parental separation and divorce

Separating from your partner is a very difficult time and can put strain on the whole family.

There is lots of information and advice available on how to keep things civil between parents to reduce the impact that separation has on children.

Please remember that Children's Social Care cannot help with family disputes and would only get involved if there is a concern with the safety or well-being of a child.

We would advise you to seek legal advice, or there are mediation services that act as a third party to help you resolve your differences.

Useful links

Cafcass - Divorce and Separation (opens in a new window)

Family Lives - Divorce and separation advice (opens in a new window)

The NSPCC - Separation, divorce and contact (opens in a new window)