- Around one million children grow up with no contact with their father
- Many are in ‘men deserts’ and have no male role model in sight
- Prime Minister urged to get a grip and finally deliver on his pledge to tackle family breakdown
- The tragedy of family break-up is devastating children, parents and communities
Lone parent families are increasing at a rate of more than 20,000 a year and will total more than two million by the time of the next election, according to a major new report accusing the Government of turning a blind eye to its commitment to promote family stability.
The report, to be published in full this week (w/c 10 June), also finds that at least one million children are growing up without a father and that some of the poorest parts of the country have become ‘men deserts’ because so few primary schools have male teachers.
Across England one in four state primary schools have no full-time qualified male teacher, and 80 per cent of state-educated boys are in primary schoo...
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