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Shared Parenting Survey

Ireland’s first National Shared Parenting Survey is now closed. Thank you to everyone who responded.

The results will be collated in the weeks ahead and launched soon.

 

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askonefamily is One Family’s helpline offering information and listening support for men and women parenting alone, sharing parenting or separating. It is also available to extended family, friends or professionals. Call askonefamily on 1890 66 22 12 or 01 662 9212, from Monday to Friday between 10am – 2pm.

 

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Budget 2017

One Family’ Pre-Budget Submission for Budget 2017 is titled End Child Poverty, Make Work Pay. Government must invest in services and set targeted income supports for one-parent families.

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One Family Video

Watch our new video to hear ten years old Dani talk about the work we did in 2015 and the situations for one-parent families in Ireland today, and also our plans for the years ahead.

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Parenting Tips | Creating Christmas memories

Parenting Tips | Creating Christmas memories

Christmas is about creating memories with our children. Regardless of what our parents did, or what our families and friends expect, it is about creating your own traditions. If you are sharing parenting of your children and it is impossible for both parents to be with their children on the Christmas Day, why not spread Christmas out and make the most of the two weeks of Christmas. Children see the two weeks they are off school as Christmas. This gives us two weeks to create traditions with our children. Here we offer tips for making the most out of Christmas: When it comes[...]
askonefamily | Holiday Season Opening Hours

askonefamily | Holiday Season Opening Hours

The Board and staff of One Family wish you and your family a peaceful and joyful festive season. Our office and our askonefamily helpline close on Thursday 22 December 2016 and will reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2017. We have gathered these numbers for other services that you may find useful if you need information or support over the holiday season: Citizens Information Phone Services (CIPS): 0761 07 4000 Parentline: 1890 927 277 Childline: 1800 66 66 66 Teenline: 1800 833 634 Aware: 1890 303 302 Samaritans: 116 123[...]
Policy | Submission to the Citizen's Assembly on the 8th Amendment

Policy | Submission to the Citizen's Assembly on the 8th Amendment

One Family has sent a submission to the Citizen’s Assembly on the 8th Amendment. One Family believes that the presence of the 8th Amendment causes real harm to the women and families whom One Family supports. It leads to the greater likelihood of later and less safe abortion; of women self aborting with pills on their own in isolation; of poorer physical and mental health; of increased shame, stigma and stress. This amendment and subsequent legislation including the 1995 Information Act and the 2014 Protection of Life in Pregnancy Act has resulted in an extremely regulated environment for women who need to access abortion[...]
Parenting Tips | Learn to self-care

Parenting Tips | Learn to self-care

Everyone has bad days with children, days when we don’t handle situations well, days when we want to scream and run out the door. It is normal to a certain extent to feel this way. Parenting is the hardest job in the world at times, and the most unrecognised and unsupported. When doing it on your own it can be even more difficult as you don’t have someone who can take over when you feel you need a break. The lead up to Christmas can pile on additional stress. Our heads can be full of so many issues that when the children start[...]
Policy | The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) Report

Policy | The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) Report

The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) published a new report last week entitled Poverty, Gender and Intersecting Inequalities in the EU Review of the implementation of Area A: Women and Poverty of the Beijing Platform for Action. This report is part of EIGE’s mandate to monitor EU progress towards gender equality, specifically in relation to the objectives of the Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA) and it is hoped that its findings and recommendations offer solid and useful evidence to address the unresolved challenges for gender equality facing Europe today. One Family know the shocking and unacceptable facts and we hear the families we[...]

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Parenting Tips | Creating Christmas memories Posted on December 23, 2016
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