FRAGMENTED FAMILIES Sir, Melanie Phillips’s excellent article (“Family fragmentation comes at a tragic cost”, Comment, Dec 21) could have been written after any of the horrendous child murder cases that have arisen in the past few decades. It was my close involvement as a Family High Court judge with the Baby P family saga in […]
When couples split up, families move from one to two households. Poverty is a common outcome that affects children. Six out of ten lone parents are supported by the state compared to one out of ten couple parents. That's where most of the £50bn is spent.