Family and Home
Young mothers less likely to seek formal support

Young mothers less likely to seek formal support

Many women under 20 in the UK do not seek the formal support they may need when having children a recent report claims. The Growing up in Scotland Study (GUS) began in 2005 with two groups of children and is a government-funded project. The youngest group of just over 5,000,

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Online child maintenance deductions service launched for employers

Online child maintenance deductions service launched for employers

Online child maintenance deduction service launched for employers The subject of child maintenance has in some cases caused friction between estranged or divorced parents. In many cases unwillingness to pay what is required by law has led to court action and severe punishments. The Child Support Agency (CSA) was set

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Children and the benefit cap

Children and the benefit cap

Summary of the benefit changes and AFC’s findings Last year the decision was taken to implement an absolute limit on welfare benefits payable to each household. Benefits are now capped at £500 per week for families with children, lone parents or couples and £350 a week for single people. Action

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Family intervention: kids living with drug-abusing parents

Family intervention: kids living with drug-abusing parents

The (M-PACT) programme: Supporting children with parental substance misuse UK estimates suggest there are nearly five million young people under 16 affected by parental alcohol or drug misuse, with children and families at risk of a range of individual and family-related harms. The M-PACT programme (Moving Parents and Children Together)

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Are parenting programmes cost-effective?

Are parenting programmes cost-effective?

Child behavioural problems can have long-term effects leading to delinquency and criminality in adulthood. These behaviours can subsequently have a large impact on both the individual and the community, and various methods have been used to address these on-going issues. The aims of parenting programmes One such method are parenting

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Benefits of mediation for children and separated parents

Benefits of mediation for children and separated parents

When a child comes from a broken home it is usually in its best interests to maintain a healthy constant relationship with both parents. In many cases where a relationship has failed there is the option of family mediation. Family mediation The main aim of mediation is to resolve conflicts,

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