Posted 8 February 2021
New research report ‘The single parent debt trap’ published by Gingerbread and StepChange, the UK’s leading debt charity, reveals that single parents are more likely to be living with problem debt. The research also shows...
Published on 28 September 2010
Gingerbread is a founding member of the ‘Kids in the Middle’ coalition along with Relate, the Fatherhood Institute and Families Need Fathers and is committed to seeking to improve the support given to separating and post-separated parents and children to reduce conflict and improve children’s lives.
Gingerbread welcomes the opportunity to submit evidence to the Family Justice Review. As part of our response to the Review, we have consulted Gingerbread’s members via an electronic survey. To help inform our evidence and recommendations we asked members about their experiences of seeking to resolve disputes over contact and residence. The results from Gingerbread’s survey tell us that parents find family court proceedings long, difficult and expensive.
Gingerbread strongly supports the active encouragement of cooperative parenting where it is safe. A highly conflicted environment risks undermining the focus on the best interests of the child, which should remain paramount at all times
Drawing from evidence from leading academic institutions, government reports, Gingerbread’s own research and the experience of Gingerbread’s members, key recommendations include: