Children’s divorce-support service facing closure

Children's Voice offers support at a difficult time
Children's Voice offers support at a difficult time

A charity reaching out to youngsters affected by divorce is launching a new fundraising campaign in a bid to save the service.

Children’s Voice is a project which offers dedicated support to young people aged six to 18 when their parents separate – an issue which affects more than half the UK’s population.

They now need to raise £7,000 by September 2 to allow 30 families in Oxfordshire to get the help they need.

Isabel Young, who co-ordinates the service for Oxfordshire-based mediation charity OFM, said: “The young people we encounter on a daily basis are struggling in so many ways as a result of family breakdown.

“What our service does is help them to overcome feelings of guilt, upset and anger by simply making sure their voice is heard.

“So often when parents split up, it is the children who suffer.

“We want to change this situation and that’s why we’re reaching out to people across Oxfordshire in the hope that they share our view that children should be at the centre, not in the middle of family breakdown.”

The money - being raised through crowdfunding - will mean the charity, which has faced funding cuts, can deliver 140 free sessions for youngsters.

Go to http://bit.ly/1ToIQu8 to donate.