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UK Teenagers Aim to Create Support Website for Children of Separating Parents

Katherine Kirk Posted in Honoring Families

A group of twenty teenagers in the United Kingdom who have been affected by separation or divorce are banding together to create a service that will help teens cope with divorce. The website will provide mentoring and support to children between the ages of twelve and sixteen who are experiencing difficulty due to changing family dynamics. And, the support and mentoring services will be provided to the teens by other young people. Given the lack of governmental funding available, the group aims to raise ₤50,000 through a campaign effort directed by the teenagers and supported by family judges, mediators, and lawyers. If successful, the site will launch within the next year as the first service funded entirely by teens to help their peers.

Katherine Kirk is a third year law student at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and contributes to IAALS Online. Please direct inquiries about this post to iaals@du.edu.