Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Almost half UK children rarely see separated father

Almost half of all children from separated families in a UK survey did not see their father once last year, according to this story in The Guardian. The disturbing finding is included in a report on measures planned by the British government to encourage fathers to get more involved with their children. My first reaction on seeing this story was, "Oh no, here we go preaching at fathers again". That reaction lasted until I got to the mention of the lack of contact between many children and their separated fathers. The government is planning the introduction of courses to encourage "disengaged fathers" to play a bigger role in their children's upbringing.

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