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Lone Parents Centre for Social Justice Report

UPDATE

The CSJ has issued a Press Release 13th July 2014 raising concerns that a 15 year old is more likely to have a smart phone than a father at home. 

The charity has also issued a press release on the situation in Wales here

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The Centre for Social Justice published a report on Lone Parents June 2013

The report can be read here

Trowbridge and Ely in Cardiff were in the top 10 in Egland & Wales for rates of households with dependent children headed by a single female parent at 59%.

Trowbridge had a 62% rate of lone parents households.

The worst figures were in Sheffield Manor Castle 75% lone parents and Liverpool Riverside 65% single mother households.

 

The report stated that for every £6000 spent on picking up the pieces after a parental split, only £1 is spend trying to help the family stay together.

It also talked about "men deserts" and no male role model in sight.

 

Paul Apreda our National Manager responded with this Press Release. He also spoke with Jason Mohammed and the interview is here

 

Emlyn Jones our volunteer McKenzie Friend Co-ordinator spoke on Radio Liverpool about the report and he can be heard by clicking here and dragging the marker to 1 hour 7 mins

 

Helen Lloyd Jones our Chair spoke on Radio Cymru about the report.

Both Helen and Emlyn made the point that the current existing system in Britain make if difficult for a father to stay in his children's lives if their mother is obstructing contact. Both cited research that indicated how important it is to children's development that fathers are involved in their lives.

Both acknowledged there were and are single parents doing an amazing and extremely hard job bringing up their children but that actually in an ideal world, both parents should be sharing the responsibility.

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