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Leading charities and parliamentarians ask the Government to expand support so that all children affected by inter-parental conflict can receive support

Tavistock Relationships' CEO Andrew Balfour heads a letter signed by a number of leading relationship support and mental health charities, as well as MPs and peers, responding to the recent publication of the Government’s green paper, Transforming children and young people's mental health provision.

While welcoming the fact that the green paper acknowledges the ubiquity of the issue - with one in ten of the 11 million children under 16 in the UK being exposed to potentially damaging levels of conflict between parental couples – the letter expresses concern that the green paper proposes addressing the issue solely in workless households, through the work of the Department for Work and Pensions.

The letter is part of Tavistock Relationships’ ongoing focus regarding the damaging impact of frequent and unresolved couple conflict on children’s outcomes and well-being.

We hope the Government will respond positively to these concerns by setting out more ambitious plans to help all children affected.

You can read the letter here.