The Association for Shared Parenting exists to promote the right of children to the nurture of both parents after seperation or divorce and to encourage and support parents in the fulfillment of that right.
What do we mean by Shared Parenting ?
An arrangement whereby children freely enjoy the love and nurture of both parents and their wider family following separation or divorce …it does mean that sufficient time is spent with each parent for the child to view each parent as a parent rather than an aunty or uncle.”(ASP definition of Shared Parenting as adopted by CAFCASS in 2004)
We are a registered charity whose work involves giving support to parents and members of the wider family who are worried about the welfare of their children after separation or divorce.ASP helps you focus on the needs of your child/children.ASP can :
- provide guidance and strategies to re-establish or maintain contact with your children
- provide assistance in drafting corresondence with courts,solicitors and ex partners
ASP's support also surrounds issues central to Family Law such as :
- explaining how the court system works - step by step
- advising you on how to prepare for a court hearing
- helping you choose a solicitor or help you to represent yourself in court should you choose to do so
- helping you prepare for meetings with CAFCASS
Support workshops are open to all. No appointment is needed - just walk in and take a seat. You will find a friendly welcome and other fathers and mothers who will understand your situation, as well as members who are very familiar with the workings of the court system and Cafcass. Sometimes a solicitor will also be present to contribute a legal opinion.