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Childcare Benefit Ireland

Child Benefit Childcare for pre-school and school-aged children is a requirement for many one-parent families who need affordable, good quality childcare.The Community Childcare Subvention Programme is a scheme offering reduced cost childcare in community childcare services for people on low incomes or in receipt of a social welfare payment. Link: www.onefamily.ieCommunity Childcare Subvention Programme (CCS) [...]

By | October 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Childcare Benefit Ireland

Single parents successful at work – short stories: Sam

Sam has her master's degree in social sciences, and works in a managment position the charity sector. She lives in the outer suburbs of Dublin,and commutes to her job by car. She is a single mother of one small boy. I was in full-time employment which became very difficult for me as my parenting responsibilities [...]

By | October 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Single parents successful at work – short stories: Sam

Single parents successful at work – short stories: Sarah

Ireland - One Family Case Studies: I have been with my current company for over seven years and my little boy is going to be two next month. One of the hardest things was not being able to afford to take any additional maternity leave. And given my little boy was two weeks overdue, [...]

By | October 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Single parents successful at work – short stories: Sarah

Mapping Family Change and Child Well-Being Outcomes

Family instability and early childhood health in the developing world, and international report from Trends Child. "The family is the core institution for child-rearing worldwide, and decades of research have shown that strong families promote positive child outcomes. For this reason the World Family Map Project monitors family well-being and investigates how family characteristics affect [...]

By | November 5th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Mapping Family Change and Child Well-Being Outcomes

Press: Single parent families introduced to the Highlands

Press Release: 21 October 2015. HF Holidays’ Alltshellach hotel near Ballachulish has just hosted 12 families from inner city Glasgow on a weekend break introducing them to the joys of the great outdoors. The walking holidays’ provider got together with One Parent Families Scotland to offer disadvantaged single parent families – who couldn’t otherwise afford [...]

By | November 1st, 2015|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Press: Single parent families introduced to the Highlands

Press: OPFS shortlisted for Living Wage Champion Awards

Press Release: 15 October 2015. One Parent Families Scotland has been shortlisted for the Living Wage Champion Awards 2015 in Scotland. The awards recognise Living Wage employers that have made great contributions to communities and industries by implementing and celebrating the Living Wage. The Living Wage Foundation offers a recognition mark for employers that commit [...]

By | October 20th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Press: OPFS shortlisted for Living Wage Champion Awards

World Development Report 2015: Mind, Society, and Behavior

The World Development Report 2015 describes how current psychological and behavioural findings can shape policies and economics. The report contains 3 parts and is available in different languages: Part 1: An expanded understanding of human behavior for economic development: A conceptualframework. Part 2: Psychological and social perspectives on policy. Part 3: Improving the work of [...]

By | October 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on World Development Report 2015: Mind, Society, and Behavior

New survey into further education reveals that single parents need more information on available support

Single parents in Scotland have a lower level of qualifications than the general population. Why are so few single parents entering education? A new survey into single parents and further education, conducted by One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS), threw up a few surprises. Childcare problems around studying appear to be practical, not financial, and the [...]

By | August 13th, 2015|News|Comments Off on New survey into further education reveals that single parents need more information on available support

Children’s rights obligations in the UK.

Together, an alliance of children's charities promoting and protecting the rights of children in Scotland, has submitted a report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, as part of the review process on how well UK governments are fulfilling their obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The report [...]

By | August 11th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Children’s rights obligations in the UK.

National Scottish charity for single parents appoints new chair of the board of directors.

One Parent Families Scotland has appointed Jen Paice, Chief Executive of the tenancy deposit scheme, SafeDeposits Scotland, as their new Chair of the Board of Directors. She brings a wealth of experience from her many years in the business sector combined with an insight into the charitable sector from her time chairing a Coporate Social [...]

By | August 5th, 2015|News|Comments Off on National Scottish charity for single parents appoints new chair of the board of directors.