Did you know
Over 66% couples divorce in the UK every year? Approximately, 350, 000 couples separate in the UK year. Approximately 200,000 children each year experience separation of their parents? At least 1 in 3 children will experience parental separation by age of 16 ? Over 1,000.000(Million) children lose contact with a parent after separation?
Even worse ...
Children from separated parents are more likely to exhibit long term psychological Maladjustment; more than double the incidence in the general population (Lamb, 2007). Chronic parental conflict and loss of meaningful contact with a parent has long term effects on a child’s wellbeing with symptoms of anxiety and depressive affecting education, behaviour and emotional wellbeing and risking criminality, addictions, teenage pregnancy and dysfunctional adult relationships in the long term.
COVID19 ‘The Dark & Scary Side’ of Social Isolation
Sadly, due to social isolation measures, Domestic Violence Reports have increased by over 50%, leaving more women and children at risk, with the worst yet to come. For children & young people trapped between warring parents, life is a disheartening living nightmare. Consequently, we are currently experiencing an exponential 40% increase in referrals for our Child Contact Intervention Support
Unfortunately separated families rarely meet the thre
shold criteria for Local Authority Social Services Statutory Support . Meaning, separated families struggle and children and young people are at significant risk of not having their emotional and psychological needs met.
Voice of the Child – Child Contact Centre is the only Nationally Accredited Child Contact within a 75 miles radius of Reading, Berkshire; providing a wide range of Child Contact Intervention Support Services, open and accessibly Six
days a week.
We are under enormous pressure to simultaneously secure adequate resources to meet increasing demand whilst safe-guarding the Child Contact Centre from drowning due to the unprecedented financial impact of COVID19.