Useful Links

Mediators do not give advice, however we are able to provide you with information and signpost you to services that may be of help to you, some of which are listed below:

 

Useful links

 

General

Government information for parents on the law relating to children, marriage, separation and divorce, and family mediation  www.gov.co.uk

North Herts Citizens Advice Bureau:- Free confidential advice on consumer rights, debt, benefits, employment, housing, family as well as personal and community care. www.northhertscab.org.uk/

Gingerbread:- Help and advice for single parents www.gingerbread.org

Relate:-  Relationship counselling for all, including those going through separation www.relate.org.uk

Wikivorce:- A social network for people in the UK going through divorce. Community features include: Blogs, Forum, Groups and Chat rooms.  www.wikivorce.com

 

For those experiencing domestic violence

Women’s Aid:-  Support for women where there has been domestic violence www.womensaid.org.uk

Rights of Women:-  are committed to informing, educating and empowering women concerning their legal rights www.rightsofwomen.org.uk

National Domestic Violence Helpline (for women):- 0808 2000 247 (24-hours, free-phone), www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk

Men’s Advice Line (for men):- 0808 801 0327 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm), www.mensadviceline.org.uk

Broken Rainbow (for LGBT victims) 0300 999 5428 (Mon-Fri, 10am-8pm. Tuesday is a ‘transpecific’ service, 1pm-5pm),www.brokenrainbow.org.uk

For parents and children

DAD.info For fathers – Free expert advice and support from legal issues, child development to financial advice and everything in between. www.dad.info

National Association of Child Contact Centres – Promoting safe contact between parents and children. www.naccc.org.uk

Child Line:- Website covers a range of topics to help children, including divorce and separation, self harm and bullying. Free helpline for children 0800 1111
www.childline.org.uk

 

Money advice services

Government sponsored website providing advice on managing money. Has information specific to divorce and separation
www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk

Citizen’s Advice Bureau guide, with wide ranging information
www.adviceguide.org.uk

Help in finding an independent financial adviser
www.unbiased.co.uk

Advice and online calculator for DWP benefits
www.direct.gov.uk/benefitsadviser