Care for the Family has developed a range of resources to help you support single parents in your area. 

The resources

cover image of Single Parent Group Leader's Guide

This free downloadable guide details how to run a support group for the single parent families in your community. The resource includes:

  • Insights into life as a single parent and the issues they may face
  • Practical advice on setting up a group, including gathering a team of volunteers
  • Help finding the right venue and what you need to think about before you start
  • Sample documents to personalise for your group 

Sign-up to access the Single Parent Groups: Leaders Guide

cover photo for Single Parent Fair GuideA Single Parent Fair is an event where single parent families can come and enjoy different activities (sometimes with childcare provided). Parents may access advice from useful service providers in the area as well as be treated to a head massage, crafts and cake and the kids to fun on inflatables.

This free, downloadable guide includes:

  • Advice to help you successfully plan and run a fair for single parents
  • Top tips on working with exhibitors, childcare provision and health and safety
  • Sample documents to get you started


Sign-up to access the Guide to Running a Single Parent Fair

The Single Parent Sessions is a free resource for use with small groups of parents in a relaxed and informal setting. It is suitable for all mums and dads who are parenting alone. The sessions each include an introductory video, discussion questions and parent handouts.
Topics include: 

  • The single parent journey
  • Is it because I’m a single parent?
  • Parenting styles
  • Boundaries
  • Co-parenting
  • Parenting a child of the opposite sex


Sign-up to access the Single Parent Sessions video resource

Still not sure whether to start a Single Parents’ Group? We met up with a group leader, volunteers and parents and asked them to share with us their experiences of running a group and being a part of one.

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