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
- 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.
- 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, pensions 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)