Sorting out separation

Information, advice and tools that can help you through this process

Going through a break-up? The Sorting Out Separation website aims to help separated couples and parents work together to achieve what’s best for themselves and their children. Sorting out separation is part of the Help and Support for Separated Families (HSSF) government initiative. 

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Work out what you need help with, and find organisations that offer specialist support on the issues affecting you as a separated parent. Start sorting out separation today and access a range of services such as:

  • A Tailored Support tool, helping you create a plan to support you through your separation journey.
  • A List of organisations near you
  • Information on a range of topics including co-parenting, mediation and childcare arrangements
  • Tools such as a parenting plans
  • Video examples of different approaches to separation

The support available on the Sorting Out Separation website is comprehensive and the tools can help you through this process with support, advice and practical tips on issues including:

  • Children and parenting
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Legal
  • Money and finance
  • Relationships and conflict
  • Work and benefits


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