Key Quotes - Family

Key Quotes - Family

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Last update: Friday 23rd August
 
The Children’s Society with the University of York, which surveyed 11,000 children, aged 14-16, found that two thirds say their parents or carers did not report them missing to the police. One in six say they were forced to sleep rough or with strangers, and one in twelve say they were hurt or harmed while away from home.

FamilyChristian Herald – 15th October 2005
 
An estimated 100,000 children aged under 16 run away from home or care overnight each year in the UK and are mainly fleeing family conflict, abuse or neglect.

FamilyChristian Herald – 15th October 2005
 
Official UK government marriage statistics suggest that within 25 years nearly half of all men in their mid-forties and more than a third of women will not have married. In the same period, the number of people cohabiting will have more than doubled to four million.


FamilyEvangelical Times – November 2005
 
It is predicted that by 2010 some 40% of British homes will be single-person homes, making the single person household the predominant household unit.
FamilyThe Church of England Newspaper – 9th September 2005
 
In the past 20 years in Scotland, adoption applications have fallen from 1,000 a year to less than 400, while 6,500 children are in local authority care.

FamilyThe Universe – 11th September 2005
 
Children from single parent families are nine times more likely to live in a household where no one works than those from two parent families, according to new research conducted by the Department of Work and Pensions.
FamilyThe Sentinel – 29th June 2005
 
One third of all divorces happen in the first five years of marriage. And one half of unmarried parents split up before their child’s fifth birthday.

FamilyFamilies Together – Summer 2005
 
Births outside marriage increased from 5% in 1960 to 41% in 2001.
Up to 40% of fathers lose contact with their children within two years of separation.
One in three (4.4 million) children are living in poverty, compared with one in ten in 1979.
Over 60,000 children live in care; 96% are admitted due to family breakdown.
Family breakdown costs the nation £15 billion a year.
FamilyCrown and Commonwealth – Spring 2005
 
Since 1971 the number of divorces has nearly doubled from 80,000 to 157,000 in 2003.
13% of divorces in 2001 occurred within three years of marriage.
The number of single parent families increased from 8% in 1971 to 23% in 2003.
FamilyCrown and Commonwealth – Spring 2005
 
Pope Benedict XVI has underlined the importance of the family with a strong condemnation of modern social trends like cohabitation, 'trial marriages' and homosexual unions. In a speech to the Diocese of Rome's annual convention at the Basilica of St John Lateran this week he urged Catholics to help couples in crisis and reaffirmed Church teaching that marriage between a man and a woman is the only legitimate basis for family life.
FamilyThe Universe - 12th June 2005
 
David Blunkett insisted yesterday that boys need father figures from an early age to help stop them going off the rails.
FamilyDaily Mail - 7th June 2005
 
According to a recent survey, 76% of UK 25 to 44 year olds haven't made a will. Marriage, birth of children, bereavement, divorce and buying a house, are all times to write or revise it.
FamilyTear Times - Spring 2005
 
China has prompted Chinese authorities to send letters to couples applying for divorce asking them to reconsider their decision. Last year the number of people ending their marriage rose by 21%. Legal divorces have risen fivefold in 25 years. Government statistics reveal 1.6 million couples divorced in 2004, up by almost 300,000 on the previous year, although the overall divorce rate is still lower than in Europe or the US.
FamilyEvangelical Times - April 2005
 
A new generation of children who value loyalty, hard work and family above everything else is emerging in Britain, according to research out today. Dubbed "Generation Try" these youngsters view their parents as true superhero's and have real-life achievers such as Sir Steve Redgrave and Dame Kelly Holmes as their role models, rather than celebrities and pop stars. The research, undertaken by kids TV channel Jetix, is based on a study of more than 30,000 UK children.
FamilyThe Sentinel - 28th January 2005
 
Demand for fertility treatment from older men and women is rising rapidly as more couples postpone childbearing, specialists said yesterday. Up to 30% of women treated in some IVF clinics are aged over 40 and increasing numbers are seeking treatment over 50, according to the latest figures.
FamilyThe Independent – 22nd January 2005
 
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