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    Raj Kaur

    With the rise of parental separation, it is estimated that one in three children in the UK will experience parental separation before the age of 16. Facts and evidence show that approximately one-half of couples divorcing in 2010 had at least one child aged under 16, and over a fifth were under the age of five. Parental separation has and can affect children and has risen from 82,000 in 1971 to 100,000 in 2009.

    KNBP’s core interest is the child therefore, it is crucial to minimise factors that can disrupt your child’s life. The better the separation is dealt with, the better the child will react. Communication is key, if your child underdstands the separation to an extent, depending on age, there can be more positive outcomes.

    Is this something you would agree with?

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