Highlights from Good Divorce Week 2018

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Media highlights

Family Justice Minister Lucy Frazer, National Chair Margaret Heathcote and Family Law Reform Group Chair Jo Edwards discuss Resolution's response to the divorce law reform consultation

Family Justice Minister Lucy Frazer, National Chair Margaret Heathcote and Family Law Reform Group Chair Jo Edwards discuss Resolution’s response to the divorce law reform consultation

Parliamentary and political highlights

  • Our Parliamentary briefing educated MPs on the merits of divorce law reform. All MPs who attended were invited directly by Resolution members.
  • We handed in our divorce law reform consultation response on 26 November in person to Family Justice Minister Lucy Frazer (pictured).

Digital highlights

  • Our awareness-raising video currently has over 5,000 views in England and Wales – please do continue to share this (see below).
  • We’ve had 600 retweets and 700 likes on Twitter during the week.
  • By Friday, our tweets had reached over 80,000 accounts.
  • Hundreds of members and firms have posted articles raising awareness of this issue.

Many thanks for helping us raise awareness this week. Your support has helped us to bring our message to new and widespread audiences across England and Wales.

If you’ve used our toolkit or resources this year and want to send through any feedback to help us provide even better support next year, please do send us an email.

Practitioner resources

Using the film

You are welcome to embed the Good Divorce Week video on your blog or website. Just copy and paste the below code:

<iframe src=”https://player.vimeo.com/video/310341579″ width=”640″ height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ allow=”autoplay; fullscreen” allowfullscreen></iframe>

Helping separating parents
Family law professionals are becoming increasingly aware of the demand on them to help their clients with parenting advice, particularly during separation. Resolution’s Parenting after Parting Committee has put together guidance to help address parenting issues with your clients. This includes reviews of books to recommend to children of separating parents, web resources to recommend to clients and their teen children, and advice on how to approach first meetings with clients going through these issues.

Early Help for Parents online course 
Early Help for Parents is an introductory online course to equip you with the insight to ensure that, early in the process, you can provide the help that parents going through divorce and separation need. The online course has an estimated two hours of learning time and can be completed at your convenience. And when you sign up for the course you’ll receive three free copies of our Separation and divorce booklet.

Safeguarding support 
Playing our part in the Working Together structure to support children, young people and their families is an important aspect of our professional role with and for the parents, families, children and young people who are our clients. Our new Guidance Note looks at the role that you (and others) have in ensuring children’s safety, protection from harm and well-being, and highlights how to put in place appropriate arrangements to ensure that children and young people can be kept safe from harm. A webinar will be available shortly, which goes into further detail.

Digital Parenting Plan
Our Parenting after Parting and Children committees have both worked to create an interactive, digital parenting plan which you can use with clients to set out child arrangements. Free and exclusive to members, the service can be accessed via my.resolution.org.uk.