Almost a million children living in single parent families have no contact with their fathers, according to a new report from think tank the Centre for Social Justice.
The Centre claims there are currently 236 areas across England and Wales where than 50 per cent of households consist of single mothers and their children.
This article hit me hard when I read it and I realised that this is the statistical proof to highlight the central problem we have in society today: children growing up without a father or children growing up with an abusive or absent father. Children need care, guidance, protection, love, discipline, mentoring by their fathers. It breaks my heart when I read these statistics and realise what little chance these children are being given to become whole individuals and worse still how this decline is being blindly pushed along by an establishment that constantly undermines the foundations of the family: whether that’s forcing through ill-conceived legislation to legalise gay marriage or the way child benefits are (or aren’t) disbursed to families.