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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?

One Family’s Pre-Budget Submission For Budget 2016.

Please read One Family’s Pre-Budget Submission for Budget 2016: Budget 2016. One Family was founded in 1972 as Cherish and is Ireland’s leading organisation for one-parent families and people sharing parenting or separating, offering support, information and services to all members of all one-parent families, to those sharing parenting, to those experiencing an unplanned pregnancy [...]

By | June 22nd, 2015|News|Comments Off on One Family’s Pre-Budget Submission For Budget 2016.

Ireland Budget 2016, End Child Poverty.

Budget 2016, End Child Poverty: Deliver Fair & Better Outcomes For Children. James-Stuart Duffin, Director Policy & Programmes, One Family. Context for Budget 2016. Children in one-parent families are more than twice as likely to live in poverty.(1) Single mothers are the most socially isolated people in Ireland. (2) The number of children living in [...]

By | June 22nd, 2015|News|Comments Off on Ireland Budget 2016, End Child Poverty.

Survey Suggests That More Work Is Required To Tackle Stigma Towards Single Parents

A poll by Scotland’s national single parent organisation reveals that three in four (74%) have experienced stigma in the last two years. The survey by One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) also shows that over three quarters (77%) of single parents believe that stigma against single parents has increased in the media over the last two [...]

By | June 16th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Survey Suggests That More Work Is Required To Tackle Stigma Towards Single Parents

single Parents & Minimum Wages In Oecd Countries

At the beginning of May, OECD published its report “Minimum wages after the crisis: Making them pay”. The report focuses on how efficient the net income based on minimum wage (MW) is in raising people out of poverty. One of the most striking figures in the report shows the number of hours a single parent [...]

By | June 5th, 2015|News|Comments Off on single Parents & Minimum Wages In Oecd Countries

Ireland – Stop Catastrophic Cut Of One-Parent Family Payment Now .

ONE FAMILY IRELAND PRESS RELEASE: Child and family poverty for one-parent families is increasing under so-called reforms. (Dublin, Monday 4 May 2015) One Family – Ireland’s organisation for people parenting alone, sharing parenting and separating – demands again that Government stop the current reform of the One-Parent Family Payment which is being phased in combined [...]

By | June 2nd, 2015|News|Comments Off on Ireland – Stop Catastrophic Cut Of One-Parent Family Payment Now .

New Free Resources For Parents & Professionals

The Family and Childcare Trust have announced a series of projects and events such as a set of free resources for parents and professionals, a free seminar and a one day training. Free Resources for Parents and Professionals. The Family and Childcare Trust have launched a set of free online resources aimed at parents who [...]

By | May 29th, 2015|News|Comments Off on New Free Resources For Parents & Professionals