Support for Parents

Support for Parents

Family separation is a hard time in anyone’s life and knowing what to do or where to turn for advice can be a challenge, especially at a time when financial concerns can be causing additional anxiety.

There are a lot of professional and charitable organisations in Kent who can help support you through your family separation and to ensure that you are working towards the most positive environment possible for your children.

Please look through the information pages (accessed through the ‘Information’ drop down menu at the top of the page) and services page. We also have a list of member organisation who may be able to help support you here.

Where to start?

Firstly, are there any safety issues? This might be domestic abuse, fear or harm (including self-harm) to a person or any child safeguarding issues. If you have any concerns about any of these, click here before looking anywhere else on this website. Safety issues always come first.

Secondly, think about the children. Children have needs when parents separate and there are good services and resources available to help them. It’s really important that they get their own information and support, which is different from the help available for parents. Click here for support for children.

Thirdly, adults need help, in a variety of ways. The areas of support come in different categories:

  • Click here for information on mental health and wellbeing support.
  • Use the ‘Child and Co-parenting’ drop down menu at the top of this page for information on child arrangements.
  • Use the ‘Your Home and Finances’ drop down menu at the top of this page for information on financial issues such as child maintenance, how to share any assets that you have and different agreements.
  • Use the ‘Help with Separating/Divorcing’ drop down menu at the top of this page for information on applying for a divorce and assistance in reaching an agreement.
  • Click here for more information on accessing the Planning Together for Children Parent Hub