Family Relationship Advice Line (FRAL)

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The FRAL is a national telephone service that helps families affected by relationship or separation issues, including information on parenting arrangements after separation. It can also refer callers to local services that provide assistance.

Anyone can call the Advice Line about family relationships, including parents, grandparents, children, young people, other family members or friends. Other people who may be offering advice or support to families can also ring the Advice Line to get information.

How FRAL can help

  • Counselling to help people with difficulties in their family relationships deal with feelings and experiences
  • Family mediation and dispute resolution for separated families - see Family Dispute Resolution Providers 
  • Legal advice for family law and relationship disputes
  • Financial advice for people who are separating or have separated.

Find a Family Relationship Centre in your local area: Find local help