Shared Parenting Scotland

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The final Shared Parenting World Series webinar of 2022 will bring together judicial insight from Israel and Scotland. The webinar will be held on Thursday December 15 2022. Retired family judge, Philip Marcus, will set out the principles and practice of family courts in Israel which aim to take a p

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Shared Parenting Scotland is hosting a series of webinars this autumn to draw together initiatives from other countries that could help separating parents in Scotland resolve disputes and find it easier to share the care of their children. Around the world jurisdictions are trying to find a way of r

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Shared Parenting Scotland is seeking expressions of interest from relevant professionals to become coaches when it introduces the New Ways For Families approach to resolving protracted hostility between parents after divorce or separation. All coaches have a background in family law, mediation, fami

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Shared Parenting Scotland has called for a "new vision" to breathe life into the Scottish government's proposed overhaul of child contact centres. The government has launched a consultation on changes to the Children (Scotland) Act 2020, proposing an overhaul of child contact centres, focusing on th

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Shared Parenting Scotland has published a revised and updated guide to child welfare reports and child welfare reporters. Where separated parents cannot agree arrangements for time with their children they may end up in court, most often the Sheriff Court.

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A survey has revealed support for changes in the law to promote shared parenting. Amendments to the Children (Scotland) Bill including ones on renaming contact and residence and on a requirement to consider equal residence time between parents by default will be debated by the Justice Committee next

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Shared Parenting Scotland has recorded an 81 per cent increase in enquiries by phone, text and email during April and May 2020, compared to the same period in 2019. The increase began during March 2020 as concern grew about COVID-19. Formal lockdown in Scotland and throughout the UK began in the las

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