Children suffering following Family Breakdown


Barnardos has said that children are getting lost in the emotional and legal turmoil following family separation and breakdown. They have called on the Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, to make sure that his upcoming reform of the family law system puts the focus on children in separation cases and introduce a whole system of supports to help families deal with the upheaval of separation.

Fergus Finlay, Barnardos’ CEO, said that family separation can be a very painful and difficult process for children, especially when there is a lot of conflict between parents: All parents want what’s best for their children. But in the highly charged environment of family separation, children can sometimes get lost.”

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