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We provide expert advice, practical support and campaign for single parents

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I work with single parents

Single parents tell us that it makes all the difference when practitioners really understand their situation and their particular needs.

Make sure you have the most up-to-date information at your fingertips by signing up for our email newsletter and bookmarking our resources.

Free resources for practitioners


1)  Email newsletter


Stay up to date with important changes affecting single parents, hear about the latest opportunities and discover the best resources by subscribing to our quarterly email newsletter for practitioners. Sign up today.

2)  Advice and Information


  • News - Information on the latest developments affecting single parents, including universal credit and child maintenance charges.
  • Factsheets - More than 30 factsheets full of information on a wide range of topics in plain English, from making ends meet to applying for flexible working.
  • Staying on Track guides - Our step by step guides offer advice and information about experiences common to many single parents, such as separation or leaving work.
  • Single Parent Helpline (0808 802 0925) - Our helpline is staffed by expert advisers who can provide information and practical advice to single parents on child maintenance, contact, employment, education, welfare benefits and tax credits, housing and debt. Calls are free from landlines and most mobiles.

3)  Policy and Campaigns


Read our responses to government policy changes and current events by browsing our policy documents and press releases.

Take a look at our current research and key statistics about single parents in the UK.

And, if you want to help make sure that single parent voices are heard please visit Campaign with us to find out about our current campaigns and get involved.