Fractured Families - Why Stability Matters


Lone parent families are increasing at a rate of more than 20,000 a year and will total more than two million by the time of the next election, according to a new report from the Centre for Social Justice. 

The report also finds that at least one million children are growing up without a father and warns that father absence is linked to higher rates of teenage crime, pregnancy and disadvantage. The report highlights the cost to the taxpayer of increasing rates of family breakdown.  

Since 1996, the number of people cohabiting has doubled to nearly 6 million.  Cohabiting parents are three times more likely to separate by the time a child is aged five than married couples, the report states.

If you need advice on family breakdown or cohabitation, contact our Family Team on 01392 258451 who will deal with your enquiry sensitively.