Help & advice

Here are short answers to many of the questions we are asked, with links to more detailed information. The FAQs are arranged under three main topics: Shared Care, Dispute Resolution and Court & Law. There are links to further information in many of the FAQs.

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Frequently asked questions

As a ‘non-resident parent’ can I volunteer to be a parent helper at my child’s school for school trips etc outwith my court ordered contact time?

Can one parent stop a child being vaccinated?

Where do I start?

Should I represent myself in court?

Can a 12 year old decide what happens about contact?

My name isn’t on the birth certificate of my child, how can I deal with this?


This Blog section contains personal views written by the people who use our services. Not everybody writing these blogs is able to add their name or other personal details due to ongoing disputes or court action. But they all represent strongly held views based on personal experience. The aim of each blog isn't just to let off steam - they are calls for action and suggestions for change. We are also interested in receiving contributions from people about their own experiences of ahared parenting, eiither as a parent or a child.

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Group meetings, training courses and events

Find out about our support meetings across Scotland and our training courses and other activities.

We are holding online meetings each week until we can resume some face-to-face meetings - see the listings below for details. See the FAQ section for advice if contact with your child is interrupted because of the virus. Our support by phone, WhatsApp and email will continue.

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June 2023