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Family Law - useful links


Provides support, friendship and information to adopters and prospective adopters.

An independent membership organisation for professionals, foster carers, adopters and anyone working with children in or from care, or adults who have been affected by adoption.


Guernsey Police

Guernsey Border Agency

Charitable organisation concerned with international child abduction.

The text of the Hague Convention re child abduction.


Practical information for children, young people and parents going through family breakdown.

Helping young people work with and understand laws which affect them.

Website of The Children & Family Court Advisory & Support Service

A helpline for children and young people.

Child protection website and helpline.

Barnardo’s website.


A very useful website for calculating child maintenance based on the English Child Support Agency rules.


Service to help people with alcohol addiction.

UK support network helping individuals find a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist in their local area.

Help and advice for people with concerns relating to drug or substance abuse.

John Halker at The Grove Clinic offers a private and confidential service for clients in Guernsey who wish to maintain or improve their emotional health.

Sarah Craske is a locally based psychotherapist, providing help for children and parents coping with separation.

Formerly the Catholic Marriage Advisory Council.

A Christian charity providing counselling across a broad range of problems.

A UK based charity offering marriage guidance counselling.

Provides 24 hour confidential emotional support to those experiencing despair, distress or suicidal feelings.

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

This is an online community website providing useful information to help you through the divorce process.

Jewish Marriage Council providing help and support for members of the Jewish community.


Public Protection Unit. Telephone: 01481 725111.

The Women’s Refuge provides emergency accommodation and support services, including 24 hour telephone helpline and outreach support to women and their children who have been victims of domestic abuse. Telephone: 01481 721999.

A national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children.

A website offering help for male victims of domestic violence. 


A very useful parenting website based locally.

Share your parenting tips or get advice from other mums and dads.

Confidential helpline for parents and anyone caring for children.

The Family Rights Group provides advice and services to families whose children are involved with Social Services.

A network for mums (and dads) offering information at both national and local level. Once registered, you can access details for local resources such as child-friendly cafes, childminders, place to go, etc.

Charity aiming to improve the wellbeing of children and families in the UK.


Families Need Fathers - information and support on shared parenting following divorce or separation.

This website helps with ideas on how to cope with your children when you are together and/or apart.


Independent Financial Advisors.


Support and advice for grandparents.


Citizens Advice Bureau in Guernsey.

An organisation of solicitors specialising in family law.

An overview of divorce in the UK, including the law, mediation options and emotional support.

Website providing contact details for Guernsey firms and an introduction to Guernsey law.

A website providing easy access to Guernsey legal material.

The Law Officers of the Crown provide a comprehensive range of legal services for the Crown, the States of Guernsey, the States of Alderney and the Chief Pleas of Sark.

Promoting children’s rights in the UK and worldwide.


A directory of mediators, articles and resources on negotiation, mediation and collaboration.

The Family Mediators Association - this website provides information regarding family mediation for couples in dispute, particularly those going through separation or divorce.


Free information to lone parents, including benefits, tax and housing.

An action network for single parent families.