Should Single Mothers Automatically Be Made Main Carer of Their Children?

Michael Collier | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michael Collier

Following divorce proceedings, they gain residency of the 'object' that both parents probably care most about. She has one up on the father who is forced to resign his fatherly duties to alternate weekends. But what strain does this then put on the mother?

Children, Courts and an Unwanted Record

Vicki McLynn | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki McLynn

The break up of every domestic relationship has consequences of one sort or another. Many adults find it possible to get over the distress and get on with the rest of their lives. The involvement of children, however, increases the potential for complications, as both parents try to do what they believe is right for the well-being of their sons or daughters.

Children In Care Figure Tops 10,000 For First Time

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The annual number of new applications to take children into care has passed the 10,000 mark for the first time, new figures show. Councils in Engla...

Changes for Children in Care Are Heartening - But Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Anne Marie Carrie | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK
Anne Marie Carrie

There's a shortage of foster families across the UK - particularly for older children - which means that we desperately need to find nearly 9,000 new foster families over the next 12 months. And, on average, a child waits two years and seven months to be adopted.