York FMS

Useful links

Mediation & Child Contact

York FMS’ Child Contact Service offers a safe and welcoming venue for parents to keep in contact with their children post separation and divorce. Visit this website.

National Family Mediation for more advice, help and support on divorce and separation and finding other services throughout the country. Visit this website.

NACCC National Association of Child Contact Centres is the umbrella organisation for Child Contact Centres. Visit this website.

Family Mediation Council sets professional and training standards and works to raise awareness of mediation and promote best practice within Family Mediation Visit this website.

Government Agencies, the Courts System & Advice

CAFCASS looks after the interests of children involved in family proceedings. They work with children and their families, and then advise the courts on the best interests of individual children. Visit this website.

Child Support Agency ensures that where an application for child maintenance has been made, parents who live apart contribute financially to the upkeep of their children. Visit this website.

Child Maintenance Options is a free service that provides impartial information & support to help separated parents make decisions about their child maintenance arrangements. Visit this website.

CAB Citizens Advice helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers. Visit this website.

Direct Gov This website has details of government services and useful information about marriage, divorce and separation, and benefits Visit this website.

Ministry of Justice works to provide a more effective, transparent and responsive criminal justice system. Visit this website.

Litigants in Person if you cannot afford a solicitor and plan to represent yourself in court, this website has helpful information about how to do this. Visit this website.

A Guides for Separated parents: children and the family courts The CB7 form can be downloaded from this website which is a useful guide as to how to represent yourself in court. Visit this website.

Legal Aid Agency provides both civil and criminal legal aid and advice in England and Wales. Visit this website.

Legal Aid Calculator enables you to work out if your would be eligible for legal aid for mediation. Visit this website.

Advicenow is an independent, not-for-profit website providing accurate, helpful information on rights and legal issues for the general public. Visit this website.

Resolution a membership organisation for family lawyers who promote a non-confrontational approach to family problems. Their website has a lot of helpful information for people going through separation and divorce. Visit this website.

Support

Association of Shared Parenting promotes the right of children to the nurture of both parents after separation/divorce and encourages and supports parents in the fulfilment of that right. Visit this website.

Family Action is committed to supporting families to realise their potential. They offer a range of help and support for all family members. Visit this website.

Money Advice Service is a service that provides money advice for consumers; the advice they give is free & enables people to take the right financial decisions. Visit this website.

Families Need Fathers is a social care organisation, helping parents whose children's relationship with them is under threat. They offer information, advice and support for parents on how to do the best for their children. Visit this website.

Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through their website Visit this website.

NSPCC Their work is focused on helping those children who are in greatest danger and distress. Visit this website.

ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. Visit this website.

Supportline offers confidential, emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post. Visit this website.