Key Quotes - Family

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Last update: Wednesday 17th October
 
Care Crisis Review, an independent study carried out by the Family Rights Group, a group of lawyers, social workers and academics, notes that, in England and Wales, the number of care-order applications reached record levels in 2017. The number of looked-after children was at its highest since the Children Act 1989: 73,000 children are in the care system, compared with 60,000 a decade ago.
FamilyChurch Times - 22 June 2018
 
Popular rapper, Professor Green has opened up about the regret he feels over a former girlfriend's abortion. "Almost as soon as we’d done it we realised we regretted it... still hurts now...It’s so important people talk about stuff, because that was a decision born of us talking to each other but no one else.”
FamilyChristian Concern - 15th June 2018
 
A review by Family Law Group has alleged that social workers break up too many families too quickly, particularly in milder alleged cases of abuse. The inquiry determined that "Greater efforts should be made to support vulnerable families or, if children must be removed from their parent, to let them live with other family members..."
FamilyChristian Concern - 15th June 2018
 
According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, marriage rates for opposite-sex couples in 2015 were the lowest on record, following a gradual long-term decline since the early 1970s. In 2015, there were only 21.7 marriages per thousand unmarried men and 19.8 marriages per thousand unmarried women, compared with 84 marriages per thousand unmarried men and 63.5 marriages per thousand unmarried women when marriage rates were at their height in 1972.
FamilyEvangelicalsNow - June 2018
 
According to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics, marriage rates for opposite-sex couples in 2015 were the lowest on record, following a gradual long-term decline since the early 1970s. In 2015, there were only 21.7 marriages per thousand unmarried men and 19.8 marriages per thousand unmarried women.
FamilyEvangelicalsNow - June 2018
 
Nearly half of “empty nesters” whose adult children have left home are not considering moving to a smaller property themselves. Some 45% of parents whose children have moved out of the family home are staying put with no intention of downsizing, Lloyds Bank found. Empty nesters typically have two spare bedrooms as a result of their children moving out – but many are now being used as home offices, guest rooms or hobby rooms.
FamilyThe Sentinel - 27th April 2018
 
Millennials still value marriage with almost three quarters of those who are unmarried (72%) intending to tie the knot, according to new research by the Church of England. While official figures recently showed a decline in the marriage rate, a study commissioned by the Church of England’s Life Events team suggests that 18-to-35-year-olds still dream of having their big day.
FamilyCARE Impact Direct - 13th April 2018 (The Church of England)
 
Money worries could drive more than one in 10 married couples to split this year, according to new research. Some 22% of people have considered ending their relationships, a survey found, with family finances cited as the main reason for break-ups. Other top causes for tension include working long hours, domestic responsibilities, not spending enough time together, and lack of sex, the results of the study of 2,093 British people found.
FamilyThe Sentinel – 8 January 2018
 
Marriage rates have fallen to their lowest ever, prompting calls for the media, Government and schools to support the institution. Official figures for England and Wales show 239,020 weddings between opposite sex couples took place in 2015 – and that the marriage rate was at its lowest since 1862.
FamilyThe Christian Institute - 2nd March 2018
 
Men who are committed and active members of a faith group are less likely to be violent towards their partner, new research from the charity Tearfund suggests. The study was carried out in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which has the highest rate of sexual violence in the world. The charity found that men who were actively engaged in a faith group, whether Christian or Muslim, were more than twice as likely to think that violence towards their partner was never justified, compared with those who were not engaged. Women who were involved in their faith group were also more empowered and able to say no to sex, the survey found.
FamilyChurch Times – 1st December 2017
 
Alcohol abuse by parents in the UK is damaging the lives of an estimated 700,000 teenagers, new research published by the Children’s Society this week suggests. Of the parents of these teenagers, three in five (59%) also suffer from depression or anxiety, the survey of 3,000 families with children aged 10-17 has concluded. The charity has estimated that this equates to more than 1.6 million teenagers who have a parent with depression or anxiety, and 1.7 million teenagers who have a parent with problem debt.
FamilyChurch Times - 10th November 2017
 
The average UK family will spend £514 on school dinners each year (Provident Personal Credit).
FamilyPremier Youth and Children’s Work - October 2017
 
45% of 14 to 15-years-olds are not living with both parents (Marriage Foundation).
FamilyPremier Youth and Children’s Work - October 2017
 
One in seven couples approved to adopt children are homosexual, according to new figures. Figures from the Ministry of Justice show that applications for adoption by same-sex couples have risen by 13 per cent in the last year. Over the same period, the number of applications by heterosexual couples fell by 12 per cent.
FamilyThe Christian Institute - 8th December 2017
 
Children whose parents divorced are still suffering from the damaging effects into their 50s, new research has indicated. A report published by the International Longevity Centre UK found that the consequences of family breakdown do not ‘wear off’.
FamilyThe Christian Institute - 8th December 2017
 
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