One Family is seeking parents to take part in a new research study

One Family is undertaking a new research project, funded by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission,  looking at how public services engage with one-parent families. We are looking to hear from one-parent families about your experiences of interacting with any publicly funded body.  We are holding online focus groups to help us get a better understanding of how one-parent families’ human rights are affected when they access public services.

The goal of the research is:

  • to create a guide for parents on their rights and what to do if they experience discrimination;
  • to provide information for people providing public services on how to respect and fulfil the rights of one-parent families,
  • to reduce stigma, rights infringements and discrimination experienced by one-parent families when accessing public services;
  • to influence the development and provision of public services nationally.

Focus groups will take place on Zoom:

  • 18th of November at 10am. (Focus Group Now Full)
  • 23rd of November at 6.30pm. (Focus Group Now Full)
  • 25th of November at 6.30pm.

All feedback given during focus group sessions will be treated confidentially, meaning your name and contact details will not be recorded. Any feedback included in the research will be anonymous.

If you are interested in taking part please complete this form. For more information please contact Niamh Kelly, Policy Manager at