Have Your Say in One Family’s Latest Research

We are seeking parents to take part in an online survey on the experiences of young children living in families where parents are separated. The survey is being carried out by a joint research team from Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork on behalf of One Family. The research project is funded through the RTE Toy Show Appeal and Community Foundation for Ireland Fund and is seeking to develop guidance on contact time for infants and young children in separated families.
Complete the Survey
The survey is open to Mums and Dads who have experience of sharing parenting of a child or children when they were aged 0-6 years old. Parents can answer for past experiences, once their child is under 18 years of age at time of responding. The survey is open until 31st of March and will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. 

E-Learning Courses for Parents

One Family offers five e-learning courses, which are courses you take in your own time, in the comfort of your own home. These courses have specific content for those parenting alone or sharing parenting but in general the programme supports all family forms.
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Policy and Media

Our Policy Submissions:

Our submission to the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth on the Next National Framework for Children and Young People in Ireland called for the development of a national child poverty strategy and better services for children in one-parent families. 

Our submission to the Low Pay Commission on the National Minimum Wage called for the introduction of a living wage, based on the cost of living, as committed to in the Programme for Government. 

Our submission and presentation to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Gender Equality focused on the need for a constitutional referendum to recognise and cherish all families equally.

You can watch the entire Committee meeting here or by clicking the image. 
Issues facing one-parent families have been prominent in the media with One Family and other NGOs advocating on behalf of families. Please see below a selection of stories from the month:


  • Our Policy Manager Niamh Kelly chatted to Mary Gallagher on RadioKerry TalkAbout about One Family's online survey on the experiences of young people living in families where parents are separated
  • Our Policy Manager Niamh Kelly talked to Déise Today WLR FM (show at 10-11pm - interview at 34:37) about the new research One Family is doing and how one parent families can participate 
  • Our Policy Manager Niamh Kelly spoke to Kildare Focus KFM about our new research on young children living in families where parents are separated

Single Parents Day 2022

This month we celebrated Single Parents Day on Monday, 21 March with Gingerbread UK, One Parent Families Scotland and Parenting NI. We highlighted some powerful quotes from single parents and shared important issues that one-parent families continue to face in Ireland.

Third Space Square Meal Fundraiser for One Family

A huge thank you to everyone who took part in the Third Space Square Meal Fundraiser in support of One Family. A special thanks goes to Lee and all the wonderful staff at Third Space. We raised €860 on the night for One Family services in the community. Thank you!
 Pictured right: Chloe from Third Space with Aisling from One Family

Staff Recruitment

The Programmes and Helpline services are recruiting for two part time roles - a Helpline Worker and an Educational Technologist. Full details on the roles can be found here
Closing date is Monday, 4 April at 5pm, but may be extended.


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