A selection of my larger projects.
Fully Committed? Centre for Social Justice report on family breakdown
In the UK, today, only around two-thirds of all our children are in intact families compared with countries such as Finland where over 95 per cent of children under 15 live with both of their parents (the OECD average is 84 per cent). From 2012 to 2014, I was a member of the Centre for Social Justice's Family Breakdown Working Group that heard evidence from a wide range of practitioners and academics working with, or looking at, the consequences of family breakdown. Our final report 'Fully Committed? How government could reverse family breakdown' was published in July 2014 and proposes some radical steps to help stop the decline in family breakdown and to better support families where separation cannot be avoided. You can read the report here
The BBC website had a major overhaul in 2010 and I was delighted to write the content for the new Separated Parents pages of the health section. It examines the impact of separation on parents including specific information for mums and dads, helping children to adjust to the changes that are happening around them and how to work together for the sake of children. View BBC Family Matters online here
Child Maintenance Options
As part of the Child Maintenance Commission, Options is a service that provides support and information to parents to help them to make effective maintenance arrangements for their children. As
part of that, it offers information via its website and in leaflets. You can find some of my writing, including the Emotional wellbeing leaflet here