Shared Parenting World Series

Our final webinar of the year takes place on Thursday 15th December, 1500-1630, on “Family Court Social Services: An Integral Part of the Israeli Court System” with Judge Philip Marcus and Lady Wise – you can register for it here

What can Scotland learn from professionals, legislators and family courts in other countries?

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.

Around the world jurisdictions are trying to find a way of reducing the distress to children of family break up while recognising the changing environment of children’s rights and evolving gender equality in mainstream parenting.

Current slow, expensive and emotionally draining adversarial court systems aren’t working for children or parents – what will work better?

There is general agreement that early support to parents with dispute resolution and communication will help resolve many disputes before they escalate and help parents to make useful parenting agreements. But how can parents be helped to put the long term interests of the children first when they themselves may be struggling with the immediate issues of the separation itself?

The webinar series is intended for parents and for professionals working in family law, dispute resolution and family/parenting support.

Contributors are taking part from Sweden, the USA, England, Canada, Israel and the Netherlands.  Speakers will describe initiatives under way in their country.  Each webinar contribution will receive a short response from a Scottish practitioner, followed by questions and discussion.

Click below to learn more about he webinars.

Webinar 1 – England and Wales: Changing Court Processes – Recording now available

Webinar 2Sweden – Benefits of shared parenting for children and young people – Recording now available

Webinar 3The Netherlands – Online systems to help separating parents reach agreement – Recording now available

Webinar 4Canada – Parenting Coordinators support parents to resolve disputes and avoid court – Recording now available

Webinar 5California, USA – Training separated parents to reach agreement and avoid court action – Recording now available

Webinar 6Israel – Family Court Social Services: An Integral Part of the Israeli Court System – Thursday 15th December, 1500-1630 (GMT)

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