Tories ditch backing for parents who stay married

Apr 5, 2017 by

by Steve Doughty, Mailonline:

Ministers yesterday abandoned the Tories’ longstanding commitment to supporting marriage and encouraging couples to stay together.

A high-profile campaign to help troubled families will instead aim to stop conflict between parents, whether or not they are living together as one family.

The new drive to help troubled parents, led by Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green, is based on the idea that ‘children’s chances in life are strongly influenced by their parents’ relationship – whether they are together or separated.’

It will be backed by £30million of taxpayers’ money that will be devoted to ‘help parents resolve conflict and improve children’s chances of succeeding in life’ regardless of whether the family has broken up.

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