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Last update: Wednesday 23rd October
 
The Daily Mail reports that a woman held her baby for two hours until he died, while doctors stood by refusing to help. Why? Because he was born two days too soon. Guidelines in Britain hold that any baby born prior to 22 weeks not be resuscitated because such resuscitation would be futile and the baby would die anyway. Little Jayden was born at 21 weeks and 5 days.
Even if the mother pleads for help? Which she did? Sorry – no can do – was the message to her.
FamilyLifetimes, December 09/January 10
 
Parents who try to be their children’s friends in preference to deploying traditional parenting methods are failing in their duty, it has been claimed. Leading child psychologist and permanent Catholic deacon Rev Dr Michael Ross was responding to a survey which revealed that one in four parents avoid disciplining their children in favour of “an easy life.”
FamilyThe Universe – March 7th 2010
 
The latest data collected on UK youth homelessness (centrepoint.org.uk) revealed that in the last three years across England and Wales, at least 75,000 young people remain at risk of homelessness every year, ranging from rough sleeping to sofa surfing. The reasons for homelessness are wide and varied but primarily revolve around the breakdown in the family home. It’s reported that 45% of all homeless young people have experienced violence in the family home.
FamilyYouthwork, April 2010
 
Children are being increasingly exposed to sexual imagery and their parents have limited opportunities to stop it, a report for the Home Office warns.
FamilyYouthwork, April 2010
 
A baby boom has fuelled a record increase in the population, it has been revealed. The number of people living in the UK has topped 61 million for the first time as fertility rates hit their highest level in more than 30 years. More than 750,000 babies were born last year, fuelling the biggest year-on-year rise in the population since the 1960s.
FamilyThe Sentinel- 28 August 2009
 
Married couples will be outnumbered by divorcees, single people and cohabiting couples by 2031, according to the office of National Statistics, it was reported at the beginning of April. The ONS has predicted that only 41% of the over-16 population will be made up of married couples, and a third of 30-44-year olds will be “un-partnered or never married”. The think tank Civitas said that young people are not forming relationships because they are under increasing pressure.
FamilyEvangelicals Now- June 2009
 
Parents were warned by a leading cot death charity not to risk their baby’s life by sleeping alongside them. The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths pointed to several reports that a high proportion of babies who died were sharing a bed or sofa with a sleeping parent. The Royal College of Midwives described the advice as “unhelpful” and urged parents to talk to their midwife.
FamilyThe Sentinel– 29 April 2009
 
The Child Support Agency (CSA) missed its target for helping children despite record collection rates last month. The agency collected or arranged more than £100 million in maintainence in a single month for the first time in its history in March, at the end of a three year improvement programme. It failed to arrange or collect benefit on behalf of 790,000 children in 2008/09, a target set in the Department for Work and Pensions’ business plan published in April laast year.
FamilyThe Sentinel– 30 April 2009
 
Family courts will be open for the first time to press next Monday. Ministry of Justice reforms will allow journalists to report family courts, including those in Hanley and Stafford, under the new rules. Children will still have their anonymity protected.
FamilyThe Sentinel- 20 April 2009
 
The aggressive pursuit of personal success by adults is now the greatest threat to the welfare of British children, a major independent report on childhood says. It calls for an important change in social attitudes and policies to counter how damaged children have been by society. Family break-up, unprincipled advertising, too much competition in education and income inequality are mentioned as big contributing factors.
FamilyYouthwork - April 2009
 
The Government will miss its target of halving child poverty by 2010 unless it spends an extra £4.2 billion a year raising tax credits, a report warned today. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation study estimates the Government will miss the target by 600,000 children unless the money is found. The research predicts that the number of children in poverty will fall to 2.3 million by 2010, missing the target of 1.7 million set by Tony Blair.
FamilyThe Sentinel - 18th February 2009
 
Divorce and family breakdown in the UK have left millions of elderly men leading unhappy and isolated lives, a charity has warned. One in five adults has lost touch with their father says help the Aged, while one in four are too busy to contact them regularly.
FamilyEvangelical Times - August 2008
 
In a survey, 59% of women were found to be the primary decision-makers of households, compared to 41% of men.
FamilyInspire - Issue 28
 
Parents in some of England’s most deprived communities are to be given £200 grants in return for taking part in programmes to improve the health and social development of their children. The £13 million Child Development Grant Scheme will be unveiled by the Prime Minister as part of what he will identify as “the greatest of our time – to build a fairer, more prosperous and upwardly mobile Britain”. Ten pilot projects in low-income neighbourhoods will trial the one-off grants as part of a £125 million three-year drive to find innovative solutions to child poverty. The pilots will test whether offering cash incentives can encourage parents to participate in action to improve children’s well-being.
FamilyThe Sentinel - June 23rd 2008
 
“Shameless”-style parenting is becoming the norm in many parts of Britain, Conservatives were warning today. Too many mothers and fathers do not know what good parenting is and follow the example of Frank Gallagher, the feckless father in the hit Channel 4 comedy, shadow work and pensions secretary Chris Grayling was expected to say
FamilyThe Sentinel May 14th 2008
 
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