A new mark certifying organisations which work with separated families has been launched by the government.
The Help and Support for Separated Families Mark is designed to help “parents to feel reassured that [an] organisation promotes collaborative working between parents following separation.”
Organisations can apply for the mark and will then be independently assessed to ensure that their work with separated families meets the required standards. They must demonstrate that they actively help parents work together for their children in a positive way after relationships come to an end.
The support charities Relate and Family Lives have already been awarded the Mark.
Liberal Democrat MP Steve Webb is Minister of State for Pensions and Child Maintenance. He said:
“I am delighted to introduce this new mark, which will complement the millions of pounds we’re investing into support services for separated parents to do what’s right by their children.”