For the first time, the 300,000 families undergoing separation every year in Britain will be able to get free online advice tailored to their needs.
The Government is today (Thursday) launching an easy-to-use web app, called ‘Sorting out Separation’, featuring an innovative and interactive tool, which offers parents personalised advice and shows where they can access further support.
Around five million parents have gone through separation and the new figures show over four million children now live in separated families – equal to a third of children in Britain.
However, a YouGov poll out today commissioned by the DWP reveals that more than half of parents (52%) find it hard to access help and support they need when they separate.
Work and Pensions Minister, Steve Webb, said:
‘Parents tell us they don’t know where to turn for support when they’re going through a separation. A third of British children now l