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Leaflets

Are there any leaflets to help us?
Yes, the Government has produced some leaflets for children and parents about divorce. Both me and My Family and My Family's Splitting Up are quite a few years old but still firm favourites. The other publications from CAFCASS (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service) are new.

Divorce Aid is grateful to CAFCASS for including us in the
My Family's Changing leaflets for children and older children.

Looking at the children's sheets will make it easier to see things through their eyes. In addition, you can help your younger child to draw on the sheets and make his/her own comments. If you have teenagers or young adults, please read more in their
own section.


My Family's Changing
The 'My Family's Changing' leaflets are designed to offer help and support to children whose parents are divorcing or separating. They include ideas from other children who have been through similar experiences, games, spaces for children to write down and explore their feelings and details of organisations that can offer further help. The leaflets are available in two age ranges:
Below 12 and over 12 as below.

My Family's Changing - Younger Children
For Children Under 12

Author: Cafcass (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service)
Published May 2008
Download leaflet
Order single copy from Divorce Aid:
Please email your name and address.
For more than one free copy, please order here from TSO.


My Family's Changing - Older Children
For Children Over 12

Author: Cafcass (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service)
Published May 2008
Download leaflet
Order single copy from Divorce Aid:
Please email your name and address.
For more than one free copy, please order here from TSO.


Parenting Plans
Parenting Plans - Putting Your Children First A Guide for Separating Parents
Author: Cafcass (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service)
Publisher: TSO (The Stationery Office) April 2007

'Parenting Plans' is designed to help parents and other relatives to reach agreement about contact arrangements for their children following parental separation and divorce.

'Parenting Plans' covers the issues to consider in making contact arrangements, includes case studies showing how people have resolved issues to agree contact arrangements, and provides a list of organisations that can be called upon for further advice and help.

As this is a substantial document, we would recommend ordering your free copy.
Download PDF copy of Parenting Plans
Order a free copy of Parenting Plans

 

Time for Children
This booklet provides advice and information for parents on how to arrange positive contact between parents and children.
Click here for a link to a pdf of this leaflet - bottom right of page.

This leaflet is also available in Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Kurdish, Lithuanian, Mandarin, Polish, Portugese, Punjabi, Romanian, Turkish and Urdu.

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Resources from Australia
If you remember that foreign resources do not include the same legal/financial information as English law or sources of help, they can be very useful for general tips. We list some below:

Me and my changing family - Moving forward
Tips on moving forward after separation
This is a very useful leaflet from the Australian CSA, full of advice and thoughtful topics on all its 60 pages.
Download leaflet There are other leaflets in the series which we shall try to include soon.



Video
Dealing with separation Produced by the Australian CSA with the help of The Learning Group.

Copyright of the Commonwealth of Australia, and reproduced under permission of the Commonwealth.

 

 

 




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