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    New here and new to being a lone parent and my feet haven’t hit the ground yet.

    I’m not sure where to turn but I’m looking for some sort of community to be in contact with others in a similar situation to me.

    My separation was sudden and unexpected, resulting from an arrest and subsequent charge for offences involving IIOC.

    LA have been involved and are working with me to ensure my child’s safety (I’m working very closely with them and am extremely grateful for their support).

    Unfortunately, my child knows and understands the reason for our separation and why they are having no-contact with him which means I have so many concerns for over the next few years with questions and emotions that I’m sure will be a rollercoaster.

    Am just nearing the end of welfare proceedings in which the LA (and myself) are requesting to continue the no-contact order and I just want to be able to talk to others who have been in a similar situation.

    Is there anything out there?

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    Hi SaintR

    I’m Michelle, one of the Moderators here in the forum. I’m sorry to hear about what you’re coping with, It’s good to see you here posting and I hope that you’ll find some support here in the forum.   It may not be an exact fit, but there is an organisation called MOSAC that may be able to offer you support or provide details for services that may be relevant to your situation.

    In general, MOSAC offer practical and emotional support to non-abusing parents, carers and families of sexually abused children. MOSAC’s free, confidential helpline and email advice service covers the whole of the UK. In London, free counselling and play therapy sessions are also available.

    Helpline: 0800 980 1958 (freephone) or 020 8293 9990

    Email:  Website:

    Another service that may be able to signpost you are StopItNow.  Here’s some information from their site:

    IIOC-Families-of-Offenders-Leaflet.pdf (

    I hope that helps a bit

    Take care


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