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)

We are building a dedicated online space for the 240,000 young people who are the in the middle of family divorce & separation each year.

Click through our prototype here!

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.

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Family Mediation Week 2018

Taking place from 22-26 January 2018, Family Mediation Week aims to raise awareness of mediation and its benefits for separating families. Click here to learn more about family mediation.

Are you going or been through your parents splitting up? We want to know your story for Family Mediation Week.

  • How do you feel when your parents argue over you?
  • What do you want to be different about when you are handed from one to another?
  • What stops you from telling your story with mum, dad or both?
  • What advice would you give to parents or other young people in the middle of divorce and separation?

Share Your Story Here

Become a Project Partner

We are the ideal charity partner for both large and small family law & mediation firms.

Supporting us will help meet your corporate and social responsibility needs. Whether it’s a one-off event or a long-term partnership we can provide ideas and support for fundraising initiatives, staff engagement activities or sponsorship opportunities for your company.

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Some of the ways Project Partners can get involved:

Local Outreach

Join us to reach young people and families in your local area through joint social media campaigns, radio phone-ins, fundraising challenges and promotional material for schools.

Resources for Parents

Use our guides with your clients, created to help parents with their children during divorce and separation. You can also sponsor the creation of new resources!


We will work with you to create an engaging fundraising plan including corporate events and team challenges.

Event Sponsorship

We plan events throughout the year, with opportunities for companies to get involved through sponsorship and brand awareness.

Charity of the Year

We will work together on raising the profile of your service and support for children and families.

More Ways to Get Involved

From payroll giving, sales promotions or supporting our Steering Groups, there are lots of other ways to get involved.

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Become a Supporter

67% of children say they should have a voice, 19% said they do.

Choose to give either a monthly or annually and help provide a dedicated place of support for children and young people in the middle of divorce and separation.

> £10 per month could pay for a trained and experienced youth professional to support young people in the middle of divorce & separation through our support forum.

> £25 per month could enable a young person to receive one-to-one support for their emotional and mental health challenges from a trained and experienced youth counsellor.

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Choose to give a one-off amount or money raised through fundraising challenges.

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