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The Village Community Guidelines: 

Hello Village members, 


This is an online community, and just like any other community, we too have certain non-negotiable rules of engagement. Nothing too crazy, but we've got to have them, you know.


This is meant to keep you and others safe from dangers that lurk online, such as trolling, stalking, impersonation, identity theft, etc.

Additionally, it will also help us continue our efforts to keep the entirety of the online community safe within The Village. 

So, please, make sure you abide by them.


What you can do: 

  • Be kind. Almost everyone using The Village's online services is going through a difficult time, and a few kind words can make a huge difference. 

  • Be nice. Welcome new members and be friendly to them.

  • Be aware. Consider what you’re going to say and how it may impact others.

  • Keep it light. Know that all contributions are made by single parents and are based on their own lived experiences. Try not to take anything personally.

  • Share your personal experiences, which can give others hope, as well as ideas and tips to try out.

  • Consider responding to posts or comments from users who need support and haven’t yet received a reply.

  • Use ‘private messaging’ appropriately and respect other people’s boundaries.

  • Report any concerns directly to the Village admin team, if you feel someone, whether a child or adult, is at risk of significant harm. 

  • Report any concerns to The Village admin team including posts or comments (public or private) that make you uncomfortable or appear suspicious. Do not raise your specific concerns or take them to the person directly on the feed.

  • Live and let live. Refrain from posting any content that is discriminatory, such as racism, homophobia, sexism, transphobia, personal attacks, or dismissive attitudes toward people's experiences.

  • Avoid sharing or asking for personal details on the public feed. You may do so in private messages.

  • Obtain permission before sharing or reproducing other users' content from the forum or digital groups on other platforms.

  • Seek permission from The Village before posting media requests, research requests, petitions, or campaigns. We encourage collective responsibility and considerate use of limited bandwidth, so unrelated threads/petitions/links on The Village Feed will be removed.

  • Seek agreement from The Village before posting website links on the forum. However, posting links on social media and tagging The Village is permitted, while keeping in mind that The Village reserves the right to remove them if they do not align with our values, and guidelines, or provide the best available advice.

  • Refrain from promoting commercial ventures, including advertisements for accommodations, products, services, or activities that involve costs or fees.

  • Do not engage in spamming or trolling activities.


Consequences of not following these rules: 

If we find that you are misusing your privileges here or are endangering the sanity and safety of others, we will first reach out to you in order to understand why this is happening. 


Failing this, we will remove you from all present and future conversations within ‘The Village.


Beyond this, we are also not shy about litigation.

What We Offer:

  1. Online Community: The Village provides an online platform where single parents can connect, share their stories, and engage in discussions. Our community is a source of support, friendship, and inspiration, fostering a sense of unity among single parents across the country.

  2. Resources and Information: We curate and provide a wealth of resources, articles, and practical tools to address the various aspects of single parenting. From expert advice to personal stories, our resources aim to equip single parents with knowledge and insights to navigate their unique circumstances.

  3. Chat Forums: The Village organises virtual support groups where single parents can connect with others facing similar challenges. These support groups provide a safe and confidential space to share experiences, exchange tips, and offer mutual support.

  4. Professional Assistance: We collaborate with professionals specialising in fields relevant to single parenting, such as counseling, legal advice, financial planning, and childcare. Single parents can access these professionals for personalised guidance and support.

  5. Events and Workshops: The Village hosts virtual events and workshops designed to address the specific needs and interests of single parents. These gatherings provide opportunities for learning, personal growth, and connection with other single parents.

Our Values:

  • Empathy: We approach every interaction with compassion and understanding, recognising the unique journeys and emotions of single parents.

  • Inclusivity: We embrace diversity and create an inclusive environment that welcomes single parents from all walks of life, regardless of gender, background, or circumstances.

  • Respect: We foster a culture of respect, valuing each individual's experiences, perspectives, and choices.

  • Collaboration: We believe in the power of collaboration and actively seek partnerships with organisations, professionals, and volunteers to enhance the support we provide to single parents.

  • Growth: We are committed to continuous growth and improvement, continuously seeking ways to better serve the needs of single parents.

  • The Village does not preach: We do not tell Single Parents what works best for them, we give them the tools to begin and sustain their growth story.

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