SPARK stands for Single Parents Acting for the Rights of our Kids. They’re a diverse group of single parents living in Ireland who have united together to protect our children from the radical policy changes introduced in Budget 2012. They’re purpose is to raise awareness of the many challenges one-parent families currently face and to identify the essential supports needed to allow us equal participation in society. They assert the rights of our children to be treated equally and demand acknowledgement and recognition of our family status. They actively challenge stereotyping of our families. They oppose any economic, social, legal or political policies that have a detrimental effect on our children or on us as single parents. and seek equality for children regardless of their family circumstances.