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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.

Single Parents in Scotland: Tackling their top 10 priorities

Following consultations with hundreds of single parents from across Scotland, One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) has identified ten issues including negative attitudes, childcare, welfare reform, and employment as key to improving the lives of Scotland’s 170,000 single parents on a daily basis. OPFS has been campaigning for and supporting single parents for over 70 years. [...]

By | July 15th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Single Parents in Scotland: Tackling their top 10 priorities

One Parent Families Scotland Statement on UK Summer Budget 2015

The UK summer budget has signaled four more years of austerity, with higher child poverty but lower taxes for the more affluent. On the one hand the Chancellor offers a living wage five years ahead but this will be diminished by cuts to tax credits and a four year public sector pay freeze. In this [...]

By | July 9th, 2015|News|Comments Off on One Parent Families Scotland Statement on UK Summer Budget 2015

Are Equal Opportunities a Myth?

There is a profound disbalance in access to equal opportunities between children from disadvantaged and wealthy families. The British survey "Downward mobility, opportunity hoarding and the ‘glass’ floor” shows that even not-so-talented children from wealthy families are 35% more likely to reach success and high wages than more gifted children from disadvantaged families, including many [...]

By | June 28th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Are Equal Opportunities a Myth?

What Poverty Does to the Young Brain?

The New Yorker: "What Poverty Does to the Young Brain" Poverty can create conditions of toxic stress, weakening the architecture of the developing brain. This piece features the work of the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child and quotes its science director, Pat Levitt. Early Childhood Mental Health. The foundation for sound mental health [...]

By | June 26th, 2015|News|Comments Off on What Poverty Does to the Young Brain?