1 in 3 children will see their parents split up before they reach their 16th birthday.

It is an intensely stressful and painful experience. Many suffer from low self-esteem, anxiety, anger or depression.

Voices in the Middle is a project of The Family Initiative, registered charity No.1170660 (www.familyinitiative.org.uk)

Support Voices in the Middle

We need £35,000 to build a dedicated online space for 120,000 young people who are in the in the middle of family divorce & separation across the UK.

In 2015, the Ministry of Justice setup the Voice of the Child Task Force which concluded the need for “an authoritative website and online tools developed in collaboration with young people… for all children and young people at all stages of their parental separation journey”. We are answering this call.

Lots of Content Age appropriate content for 13-19 year olds on what is going on, ways in which they can share their voice and support for their health and wellbeing.

Interactive Support: Friendly discussion boards with peer and expert support from our moderators and Service Partners. Directory of local youth organisations to find someone to talk to nearby.

Useful Resources: Guides for parents and family law & mediation organisations on supporting children and young people in the middle of divorce & separation.

Click through our prototype here!

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Choose to give either a monthly or annual amount towards our £35,000 goal. So far, we have:

> Set up a Young People’s Steering Group who are at the heart of co-creating Voices in the Middle.

> Reached over 15,800 children and young people through our campaign website and enabled many of them to share their stories.

> Spoken at events and conferences including at the WHY Festival in October 2016 about what it is like not to be listened to.

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