Shared Parenting World Series

Shared Parenting Scotland is holding an innovative series of webinars this autumn to draw together initiatives from other countries that could help separating parents in Scotland to resolve disputes and find it easier to share the care of their children.

Register for each webinar using the links below – links will become available as and when dates and times are confirmed.

  • BOOKING FOR WEBINAR 1   – Changing the court processes in England and Wales, Wednesday 21st September, 3pm – 4:30pm

The first webinar speaker is HELEN ADAM chair of the Family Solutions Group which published the report  ‘What about me? Reframing Support for Families following Parental Separation’.

Helen will talk about the changes that are happening in England and Wales following this work, restoring the child to the centre in systems that currently operate largely for parents.  She comments: It’s time to put children’s needs first when parents separate . The evidence is clear: any system which adds fuel to the fire of a separation is no longer fit for purpose.   We must take the fight out of family separation and focus instead on thriving childhoods when families live apart.”

The Scottish response to her presentation is from AMANDA MASSON, partner and head of family law at Harper Macleod LLP.  She comments: “The webinar series will be invaluable for all practitioners in the field of family law to understand what other jurisdictions are doing to improve and protect the wellbeing of children and parents, living as separated families”.


  • Webinar 2 – Sweden – Benefits of shared parenting for children and young people, MALIN BERGSTROM – Wednesday 19th October 15.00-16.30
  • Webinar 3 – Canada – Parenting Coordinators support parents to resolve disputes and avoid courtELIZABETH HYDE – 27th October 15.00-16.30
  • Webinar 4 – Israel – Family Court Social Services: An Integral Part of the Israeli Court SystemPHILIP MARCUS –  date and time TBC
  • Webinar 5 – California, USA – Training separated parents to reach agreement and avoid court action, BILL EDDY – date and time TBC
  • Webinar 6 – Canada – Collaborative work in Montreal to overcome resistance to contactCELIA LILLO – Friday 18th November 2022, 15.00-16.30
  • Webinar 7 – The Netherlands – Online systems to help separating parents reach agreement, LAURA KISTEMAKERdate and time TBC 

Shared Parenting Scotland is grateful to Harper Macleod LLP for support towards this series of webinars.



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