The following links are designed to provide sources of support and information on family law and other topics.

Support following Domestic Abuse 

The Freedom Programme examines the roles played by attitudes and beliefs on the actions of abusive men and the responses of victims and survivors. The aim is to help them to make sense of and understand what has happened to them, instead of the whole experience just feeling like a horrible mess.

Bursting The Bubble Website for teenagers living with family violence. Sunflower Support Programme (run by Chinese Information and Advice Centre) - Project for children and teenagers affected by domestic violence. Offering free and confidential advice in English, Mandarin and Chinese. 

The Crush Project Helping young people make safe healthy relationships.

Action On Elder Abuse Charity that aims to prevent abuse in old age.

Rights Of Women Rights of Women is committed to informing, educating and empowering women on the law and their legal rights. They run a free telephone legal advice line for women including a sexual violence legal advice line. They produce publications - including ones on domestic violence and the law, child contact, and for those who have experienced rape or sexual assault. 'From Report to Court' can be downloaded free from the website and is available in a number of languages.

Hidden Hurt Domestic abuse site with information and support.

Supportline Offer confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post.

AADFA Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse. Charity offering help to families after fatal domestic abuse (homicide or suicide) and near misses.

One Space Parenting site for single parents. Online groups, supported by experienced domestic abuse and parenting support workers, where single parents share solutions, challenges, joys and fears.

Victim Support Helps people to cope with the effects of crime.

Financial Help and Guidance 

Child Support Agency Part of the Department for Work and Pensions, responsible for making sure that parents who live apart from their children contribute financially by paying child maintenance. 

Child Maintenance Options A free and impartial service that provides information, tools and support to help separating and separated parents make informed choices about child maintenance arrangements. 

Child Maintenance Options Calculator An online calculator based on the same rules that the Child Maintenance Service uses to work out child maintenance that can give you an idea of the amount that you could expect to pay or receive

Credit card calculator A tool to help you calculate how long it will take to pay back credit card debt and how much you will need to repay each month. A site where you can get details of property ownership, which are helpful to attach to your form E.

Financial advice How to find an independent financial adviser.

Pensions made clear A pensions calculator and general guidance from the Money Advice Service.

Pension tracing service A database of over 200,000 occupational and personal pension schemes to help trace pensions.

Child benefit Information from HM Revenue & Customs. 

Tax credits A guide to the child tax credit and the working tax credit.

Support on Children Issues

For Children:

Childline Children’s charity and help line 

Action For Children Help and advice for children and adults

NSPCC Information on child protection issues

National Youth Advocacy Service Help with legal issues for young people

Children's Commissioner Promoting the views and best interests of children and young people in England

For Grown ups:

CAFCASS Cafcass looks after the interests of children involved in family proceedings.

 A tool issued by Cafcass to help separated parents address the issues of relating to their children so 

they can co-parent co-operatively and safely.

PACT Putting an end to the tragedy of missing and abducted children and to campaign for fundamental improvements in child protection policies and practices.

Family Lives Support for parents and children

National Association of Child Contact Centres Information about contact centres Support for grandparents 

The Association for Shared Parenting Provides support for parents after separation or divorce

Support on Separation

Resolution Advice on finding a solicitor

Gingerbread Support for lone parents

Relate Advice about relationships

Life Coach Directory A support network of UK life coaches

Divorce Support Group Offers expert, one-to-one support or support in small groups for men and women coping with the pain of separation or divorce.

Marriage Care Relationship counselling and support