Free webinar on divorce, separation and new stepfamilies - NEW DATE

Wednesday 19th February

New date

This event will now take place on Wednesday 19th February at 7.30pm (GMT).

48% of all children born today will see the breakdown of their parents' relationship*

A stepfamily can seem like a triumphant new beginning to the adults concerned - a new partner for them, a parental figure for the children - but young people often don't see it that way. To them it’s the final ending of their original family and however conflicted and stressful the situation might have been, it was theirs. If their position isn't understood and their feelings managed, they can throw all sorts of spanners in the works by acting up and acting out.

With so many children experiencing the pain of their parents splitting up, Family Lives are running an awareness campaign to help parents do the best for their children during and after a family break up, including a free webinar for parents and family members.

Join our free webinar on divorce and separation

Join Family Lives, supported by Woolley & Co, for a free online event and Q&A aimed at supporting parents and families through divorce and separation, led by Family Lives trustee Susie Hayman and Woolley & Co family solicitor Tamara Glanvill.

Susie Hayman has written several books as well as leading a BBC television series on the subject so will be on hand to talk through such issues as child/parent different points of view,  helping stepparents cope, keeping birth parents onside and helping your children deal with their new family... and more!

Tamara Glanvill is an experienced divorce and family law solicitor from the family law firm Woolley & Co, and she will be here to answer all your legal questions.

We will be discussing a range of issues from supporting children and managing conflict to maintaining contact with ex-partners and living in a blended family. Join in LIVE and put your questions to our experts.

Date: 19th February, 7.30pm GMT

How to sign up

If you are interested in attending the webinar, please email webcoordinator@familylives.org.uk with 'separation webinar' included in the subject heading, for reserve your place.

You can log in from any computer and you don't need any special equipment to take part, just an internet connection, some speakers or headphones and an up-to-date copy of Flash Player.

Centre for Social Justice (2012): Forgotten Families: The vanishing agenda?