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Workshops


Treoir offers a variety of workshops and training around the country to groups of unmarried parents and to groups of workers who provide services to unmarried parents. Workshops can be tailored to the individual needs of your particular group.
 

 

Nationwide TREOIR Workshops

TREOIR offers a variety of workshops and training around the country to groups of unmarried parents and to groups of workers who provide services to unmarried parents. Workshops can be tailored to the individual needs of your particular group to include some of the following:

  • Legal rights of unmarried parents, including cohabiting parents

The aim of this workshop is to provide accurate up to date information on the legal rights and responsibilities of parents who are not married to each othe.  The legal situation of unmarried parents is different to that of married parents. Parents can be confused about guardianship rights of fathers, what it means to put the father’s name on the birth certificate, the importance of making a will and many other topics. 
The workshop clarifies the legal situation of unmarried parents with regard to guardianship, access, custody, maintenance, birth registration, establishing paternity, passports and more.
The workshop will explain the impact of recently commenced, 18/1/2016, family legislation contained in the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 e.g.
      • an unmarried father who is cohabiting with the mother of his child for at least one year, 3 months of which are following the birth of the child, will automatically have guardianship rights in respect of his child.  This is not retrospective: only cohabitation after the commencement date (18/1/2016) will be taken into account
      • step-parents, grandparents and those who have acted in loco parentis may be eligible to apply for guardianship.
An information session on the changes affecting unmarried cohabiting parents arising from The Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010, which was commenced in Jan 2011, can be included to cover issues such as:
      • how are cohabitants defined in the Act
      • what is the Redress Scheme that is available to qualified cohabitants if their relationship ends.  This scheme deals with property, maintenance, pension and more.

  • Shared parenting and explaining relationships

The aim of this workshop is to raise the awareness of workers of the importance of both parents in the lives of their children.

This workshop also looks at the legal and emotional complexities involved in co-parenting.

  • Work it out – Social Welfare Payments and Going back to Work/ Education/Training

The Social Welfare System is very complex. The aim of this workshop is to provide information on social welfare payments and to look at the options / schemes which are available to lone parents when considering employment and/or education / training programmes. The workshop examines how these schemes interact with social welfare entitlements / earnings.

 

Thank you for yesterday - most informative day. I had a young dad in this morning and I informed him about guardianship and what to do - his reaction was over the moon because he was completely misinformed….

Email from Worker at TPSP workshop (January 2015)

 

 

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