Links

Legal Aid
Legal Aid Agency – https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/legal-aid-agency

Legal aid eligibility calculator – https://www.gov.uk/check-legal-aid

Mediation Organisations (national)
The Family Mediation Council – www.familymediationcouncil.org.uk
Resolution – lawyers committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes – www.resolution.org.uk
Family Mediators Association – www.thefma.co.uk
National Family Mediation – www.nfm.org.uk

Legal Advice
Resolution – lawyers committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Site helps you to find a local solicitor with expertise in family law – www.resolution.org.uk
The Law Society – www.lawsociety.org.uk

Counsellors and family therapists (Sheffield area)
Cornerstone – www.cornerstone-sheffield.co.uk/counsellors
Syntra relationships – www.syntrarelationships.co.uk
Solution Focus – www.solutionfocussheffield.co.uk
Relate – www.relate.org.uk/home/index

Government information
General information – www.gov.uk
Tax credit calculator – www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/TaxCredits/Gettingstarted/whoqualifies/DG_181268

Debt guidance
www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/ManagingDebt/PlanYourWayOutOfDebt/DG_10013291
www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Independent financial advice (Sheffield area)
www.theburleygroup.com

The Courts and CAFCASS
Ministry of Justice – www.justice.gov.uk
Children and Family Courts Advisory and Support Service provides information for parents and children – www.cafcass.gov.uk

Child Maintenance
Child Maintenance Options – an information source run by the Department for Work and Pensions – www.cmoptions.org
The CSA – www.csa.gov.uk

Citizens Advice Bureau
www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Support Groups

Families Need Fathers – www.fnf.org.uk
Gingerbread (support for single parents) – www.gingerbread.org.uk
Shelter (housing advice) – www.shelter.org.uk
Mumsnet (discussion and resource website) – www.mumsnet.com
Fatherhood Institute – www.fatherhoodinstitute.org

Children Contact Centres

St Andrew’s Contact Centre Sheffield – www.saccc.co.uk
Yorkshire Children’s Centre – www.yorkshirechildrenscentre.org.uk

Action for Children
www.actionforchildren.org.uk
www.actionforchildren.org.uk/our-services/family-support

Just Mediation – www.justmediationsheffield.co.uk/child_contact_centre

Covid-19 Update

We wish to reassure all our clients that Focus family Mediation is still open for business as we are able to continue delivering our mediation services remotely.

This means that until further notice our Mediation Informations & Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) and mediation sessions will nee conducted via online video connections such as Skype, FaceTime Video, WhatsApp Video or Zoom and, in certain circumstances, telephone.

Please call us if you would like more information about how this works or if you would like to check whether you may or may not qualify for legal aid to cover the cost of a remote meeting.

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