Half of all children born today will experience family breakdown

Half of all children born today will experience family breakdown by the age of 16 years according to a report by the Centre for Social Justice in 2016. Similarly, Child Bereavement UK (2015) estimate that 92% of young people will experience a significant bereavement before the age of 16 years. Solihull Council (SMBC) have identified that provision for divorce/separated families is one of the top 3 priorities for all of the schools in the borough (identified in the borough-wide consultation with Head teachers for the formulation of SMBC’s Early Help strategy, Jan 2016).