Alliance of 32 national organisations calls for a public childcare model

A network of 32 national community and voluntary organisations working to address poverty, social exclusion and inequality has today launched ‘Principles for Delivering a Public Childcare Model’ and called for the delivery of a public childcare model in Ireland. The Six Principles for a Public Childcare Model are: 1. Child centred 2. State responsibility 3. […]

Civil Society organisations call for referendum on care, women and family in the Constitution

Ahead of the Oireachtas debate on the motion to establish a Joint Committee on Gender Equality today (9th November 2021), civil society organisations have welcomed the setting up of this Committee and called on it to implement the recommendations of the Citizens Assembly on Gender Equality in full, prioritising a referendum to make the recommended […]

Press Release: Tsumani of separations/divorce on the way with little or no support available

In 2020 there was a 20% increase in demand for One Family’s services for lone parent and separating families including 17% increase in demand for Parenting during Separation courses   Press Release Ireland is facing a tsunami of separation and divorce following the pandemic and family law and support services are not prepared according to […]

NGO Alliance calls for urgent action in Budget 2022 to loosen poverty’s grip on one parent families

Press Release, Tuesday 5th October 2021 The National One Parent Family Alliance (NOPFA) has today called for Budget 2022 to prioritise one parent families. Launching the Alliance’s pre-budget priorities, Chair of the Alliance, Karen Kiernan of One Family said: “Years of reports, research and evidence has confirmed what we already know from frontline services – […]

Focus groups on One Family’s strategy

One Family is inviting people who are parenting alone, sharing parenting or separating to participate a focus group on the organisation’s strategy 2022-2025.  We are asking parent to share their thoughts about the services and policy areas we should be focused on for the next three years.  The focus group will take place online and […]

We’re Hiring!

One Family Ireland’s national organisation of people parenting alone, sharing parenting and separating are recruiting for two part-time positions: an Office Manager (closing date 7th September) and a Monitoring and Evaluation Administrator (closing date 20th August). For further information and job descriptions please visit: https://onefamily.ie/get-involved/vacancies-volunteering/

Press Release: HSE move on vaccination centre access for parents without childcare welcomed

One Family, Ireland’s national organisation for people parenting alone, sharing parenting and separating has welcomed the decision by the HSE for vaccination centres to accommodate parents who have no one to look after children. The decision comes following weeks of work by One Family and following incidents of parents with children being turned away from […]

Policy Submission | National Equity of Access Plan for Higher Education

Education is the key to unlocking quality employment opportunities for people parenting alone and sharing parenting, which has a crucial part to play in breaking cycles of disadvantage and poverty. One Family’s policy team has made a submission to the Higher Education Authority on the National Equity of Access Plan for Higher Education. To read […]

Press release: Children’s rights should guide family law reform.

Children’s rights should guide family law reform. Courts should be last resort for separating families, where there are no safety concerns.   Wednesday 2 June 2021 A webinar on family law reform has been told children’s rights should guide family law reform. The Building a Family Law System for Children webinar hosted by One Family, […]

One Family submission on the review of the Student Grant Scheme – SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland)

One Family have made a submission to the  review of the Student Grant Scheme – SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland).  To read the submission including One Family’s recommendations for changes to the SUSI grant to improve access and administration of the scheme for one-parent families click here.