Survey by Gingerbread and Mumsnet also reveals 86% believe DWP agency failures allowed their ex to “financially control or abuse them”.
October rolls around again and National Adoption Week creeps into my calendar, faces of happy adopters and lovable ragamuffins looking for a mum and dad appear in the media. I'm pausing as I write, the temptation is to fall words about truth and lies in recruitment but that's an easy cynicism that has no nuance.
Thanks to some amazing royal and celebrity role models the mental health of children and young people is now a hotly debated
If the Government is serious about looking after the most vulnerable children in society, it must urgently re-invest in local services that are proven to tackle the root causes of neglect and abuse - not just hope it can firefight the symptoms.
The five things you need to know on Tuesday March 28, 2017… 1) ON THE FEAST OF STEVENS NHS chief executive Simon Stevens
The Government must urgently consider the far-reaching challenges associated with this policy, and exclude victims-survivors of domestic abuse from collection charges. That way we will ensure that the support owed to their children is paid and that those victims-survivors are not distressed further by having to make contact with a former violent partner.
In the past, the statutory child maintenance service has always been free for parents to access. However, parliament is about to debate a series of changes which could actually make it harder for parents to get help with collecting the child maintenance their children are owed.
Seems obvious doesn't it? In fact, kids cost a lot of money to raise, and a major new research study shows that far too many of the poorest children raised in single parent households still don't receive a penny in child maintenance from their child's other parent.
A mother has spoken out about her struggle to feed and clothe her son, in the wake of a new report by Save The Children into
With the Budget now just days away the families that we work with are waiting with baited breath to see if the Chancellor will throw their finances a lifeline or push them further beneath the waves.