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Links to useful web sites

Special Interest Groups about the CSA itself
NACSA (National Association for Child Support Action) "Here to aid those suffering from the extremes of the CS Agency and to further the promotion of a fair and equitable system of child support".
NACSA Scotland Support Group A group of people providing support, help and assistance to other people involved with the Child Support Agency around Scotland.
CANCSA CANCSA is an Independent Voluntary Group giving Free Advice.
Child Support Action "Child Support Action is an Independent private company based in Cheshire. This website exists to serve the needs of people who have problems with the CSA. We try hard to be a non-biased organisation. We believe that the regular ‘cock-ups’ made by the CSA affect mothers and fathers. They affect parents with care and non-resident parents alike."
The Family Support Agency (Out of date) "Advice and Links for victims of the Child Support Agency".
Special Interest Groups about father's rights and/or shared parenting
FNF (Families Need Fathers). This is a charity which promotes Shared Parenting. "FNF: Keeping Children and Parents in Contact since 1974".
Fathers-4-Justice Fathers 4 Justice (F4J) is a civil rights movement campaigning for a child's right to see both parents and grandparents.... Fathers 4 Justice have adopted a twin track strategy based around publicity and press. Raising awareness through publicity 'making the injustice visible' and mobilising a 'dads army' – applying pressure to the system and MP's to bring around meaningful change & enforce the will of Parliament.
Fathers-4-Justice Wales See above. And "At the heart of the law is a grotesque injustice... I just can't believe what happens to people, what is done to them, in the name of the law... When the law promotes injustice, it will fall." (Sir Bob Geldof, The Tonight Programme June 2002).
Fathers Rights Movement In The UK This is a section of "Wikiverse", an on-line open-content encyclopedia. This section starts: "The fathers' rights movement in the UK comprises a wide diversity of pressure groups, charities, self-help groups and equality activists". It then summarises the scene.
Fathers Direct "The best thing to happen to Fatherhood since Eve entered Paradise".
SPIG (Shared Parenting Information Group) An organisation promoting responsible shared parenting after separation and divorce.
Equal Parenting Council Equal Parenting want both parents, mother and father, to be treated equally by the law after divorce or separation for the sake of the children.
The Association For Shared Parenting "The Association for Shared Parenting exists to promote the rights of children to the nurture of both parents after separation or divorce. Helping parents to help their children"
Separated Parenting Access and Resource Center SPARC's goal is to ensure that children of divorce continue to have meaningful relationships with both parents, regardless of marital status. They advocate on behalf all non-custodial parents (especially fathers) to ensure they get equitable treatment in court and continued access to their children. In addition, they work to promote gender equality in Divorce and Custody issues.
MATCH Mothers Apart From Their Children - dedicated to all mothers living apart from their children, and to mothers who have little or no contact with their children.
Even Toddlers Need Fathers This website is intended to help all those who seek to use the courts to gain access or contact with their children. In particular it is intended to help fathers who expect these courts to be independent and impartial.
Absent Absent is a UK based organisation run by absent parents for absent parents. They provide information, resources and advice to help absent parents deal with their issues and to ultimately benefit their children. They also provide information and services for children with absent parents to allow them to find & stay in contact with them or deal with the issues they face in coming to terms with missing an important part of their life.
Even Toddlers Need Fathers This website is intended to help all those who seek to use the courts to gain access or contact with their children.

"CNF is an organisation with a manifesto to promote changes in English Family Law in the real interests of children. Do not let things overwhelm you, we care and there is help available. If you are a father, mother, grandparent or sibling in need of support or assistance then please call our helpline on". Their website provides a helpline offering support and guidance for parents who may be suffering high emotional stress as a consequence of a breakdown of a relationship.

Special Interest Groups about supporting lone parents and/or children
Gingerbread The leading support organisation for lone parent families in England and Wales.
National Council for One Parent Families Promotes the welfare of lone parents and their children; the aim is to overcome the poverty, isolation and social exclusion which so many face.

One Parent Families Scotland

One Parent Families Scotland has been working since 1944 to help lone parents.

Child Poverty Action Group Fighting the injustice of poverty.
Special Interest Groups campaigning more generally for men's rights
UK Men's Movement "A fair deal for men".

The Cheltenham Group

"Men's rights in the family".

UK Men's And Fathers Rights UK Men and Father's Rights.
Campaign for Justice in Divorce A voluntary association owned by its members.
Live Beat Dads UK Children's rights support group.
Justice for Fathers UK For "Justice in Family Law", with a section on the CSA. "On this website - hither and thither - and with STRONG evidence - FEMINISM is shown to be a CAUSAL factor when it comes to violence, assault ... and the terrible shock now being experienced by thousands of women who are discovering that they are too old to have children."
Web sites of UK commercial organisations
Durham Legal Services "The United Kingdom's largest independent specialist advice agency dealing with all aspects of The Child Support Act".
Divorce: online A point of reference for all those facing a break up in their relationship.
Terry & Co. UK Solicitors All issues relating to divorce - the grounds for it, practicalities, legal aid, property issues, problems with children, specific issues etc.
David Swarbrick, solicitor - Child Support section Law relating to child support.
The Separation Organisation The one stop shop for divorce and separation in the UK.
The Citizen's Advice Bureaux
National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux Provides a number of reports about the CSA, about poverty, etc.
The Citizens Advice Bureaux Directory Search To find a local bureau.
Citizens Advice Bureaux websites Some bureaux have their own websites.
Centre for Research in Social Policy, Loughborough University CRSP’s research has four main themes: poverty and social exclusion; work and welfare trajectories; policy evaluation; and the administration and delivery of welfare services.
Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex It specialises in the production and analysis of longitudinal data - evidence which tracks changes in the lives of the same individuals over time. The key advantage of longitudinal data over snapshot or ‘single moment in time’ information is that it allows researchers to analyse the dynamic links between individuals’ life events, living and employment conditions, behaviour and values over the lifecycle.
Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU),
University of York
The Unit has an international reputation for excellence in research in key areas of social policy, including health and social care, and social security and employment.
Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York The Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of York contains three research units, all of which are also part of the Institute for Research Into the Social Sciences (IRISS) within the University: The Social Policy Research Unit; The Centre for Housing Policy; The Social Work Research and Development Unit.
Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath The research is divided into three main areas:
Work, family and welfare: new social divisions and social exclusion
The transformation of the welfare state: delivering services in new welfare states
European and Global Social Policy
Social and Political Sciences,
University of Cambridge
Department of Policy Studies,
University of Lincolnshire & Humberside
At undergraduate level it provides the subjects of Criminology, International Relations, Politics and Social Policy; it provides taught postgraduate courses in Citizenship, Housing, Criminology and Social Policy and supervision for MPhil and PhD research degrees in its subjects.
Miscellaneous links
The Samaritans A registered charity based in the UK and Republic of Ireland that provides confidential emotional support to any person who is suicidal or despairing; and that increases public awareness of issues around suicide and depression.
Joseph Rowntree Foundation The UK's largest independent social policy research and development charity.
Relate Provides counselling, sex therapy, relationship education and training to support couple and family relationships throughout life.
Dads United Dads United, a site for all dads from those who stay at home, work full time, single or divorced. There is a chat forum where you can get advice from other dads and hopefully have a laugh to relieve the stressful job of being a dad. There is are news links relevant to fathers and a bookworm corner, etc.
Parentscafe "Welcome to Parentscafe! Sit down, relax, make your self at home". They are a relaxed community where you can chat, get advice, buy/sell, meet new parents, etc.
Parents Online The web site to help parents with children through their primary school years.
The Baby Registry  
UKparents "A place for you to find information, support and most importantly, friendship".
Web sites of UK Government organisations and agencies
Child Support Agency of Great Britain This is an Executive Agency of the DWP (Department of Work and Pensions).
Child Support Agency of Northern Ireland This is an Executive Agency of the DSD (Department for Social Development).
Other pages of links on this site
Many links to the legislation covering the CSA.  
Several dozen links covering many aspects of Social Security information.  
Some CSA Calculators available on the Internet.  
An index and commentary of newspaper articles about the CSA  
Links to international sources about Child Support  
Page last updated: 3 May, 2005 © Copyright Barry Pearson 2003