When families separate, it can be difficult for everyone. Parenting Apart is a one-off group or individual session that can help you to understand what you and your children are going through, help your children to cope and plan for the future.
You and your ex-partner will attend a different 3-hour group or individual session and receive information and support so that you can make parenting apart work for your children.
Parenting Apart is usually delivered by zoom. If you need a face-to-face appointment, please let us know.
We strongly recommend attendance at a Parenting Apart group in preparation for Family Mediation. If you would be interested in doing this, please let our Service Administrator team know, so that referrals for both services can be coordinated accordingly.
Attendance at a Parenting Apart group is free if you live in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire or Moray.
An individual Parenting Apart session costs £60. You may be able to get Legal Aid to help you to pay for this, and you should speak to your solicitor or to Citizens Advice in the first instance about this.
Avenue is a charity and we work hard to keep our fees as low as we can so that anyone who needs our support can access our services. Please get in touch if you would like an individual session, you are not able to access Legal Aid, the child lives in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire or Moray, and you are on benefits or a low income. We may be able to offer free or reduced cost services thanks to the support of a range of funders including: Aberdeen City Common Good Fund, Aberdeenshire Council, Moray Council, Tesco Community Fund and the Scottish Government.
If you would like more information, or would like to refer yourself or someone you know to Parenting Apart, please call our Service Administration team on 01224 587571, or email us
Our online referral forms can be completed here