This session is a chance to hear from two key people who have been undertaking a lot of work with separated families in recent years across Great Britain.  Following presentations about their current experience and what seems to be working, we will have a general discussion about the way forward for parents trying to deal with resistance to contact or outright rejection..

is a Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. She is a Chartered member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, Chair of the Training Committee for Counselling Psychology and sits on the BPS Expert Witness Advisory Group and Children and Young People Mental Health Group.
Sue has 20 years’ experience working with children and families and is Principal Psychologist at Family Psychology Solutions, a not-for-profit social enterprise, which she founded with the support of Teesside University.

has considerable experience working with separated families to reduce and protect children from the adverse effects of their parent’s acrimony, with experience of both collaborative separation and litigation through court. Her social work qualifications, knowledge and experience of child development and child protection procedures allows her to provide a specialist service in Scotland of child focused work for family separation.
Her work aims are to protect children caught up in contact disputes and promote contact in the best interest of their welfare and developmental stage. She also has experience of relationship counselling and systemic family counselling to combine with specialist, evidence based knowledge of children’s development and the risk to this from parental conflict.

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Ground Floor Meeting Room, 10 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, EH12 5AA.


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FNF Scotland

FNF Scotland provides information and support to parents facing problems arranging contact with their children following separation, mainly fathers but also grandparents and other family members and some mothers. We publish information, answer individual enquiries and run monthly support group meetings across Scotland. We also promote the advantages of shared parenting for children and campaign for changes to make shared parenting easier and more widespread.

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  • Mon, March 19 2018, 10:35 AM : RT @GillianMSP: I am so pleased that Aberdeenshire Council are taking serious action on preventing pupils putting themselves in danger onli…
  • Sun, March 18 2018, 9:39 PM : RT @drsue2014: Looking forward to meeting Scottish parents again and sharing developments in working with families and statutory agencies i…
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  • Fri, March 16 2018, 11:22 PM : FNF Scotland Dundee group meets next Wednesday evening (March 21st). For details of time and place go to: https://t.co/OaNtvdGBrT

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