Welcome To The Black Siingle Parent Group
The Black Single Parent Group aims to provide parents with a source of information and peer support about lone parenting issues.
The Office For National Statistics reports that almost half the black children in Britain are being raised by single parents. A quarter of all youngsters live in one-parent families – treble the proportion in 1972, according to the Office for National Statistics.
The biggest percentage of lone-parent households is among black ethnic groups. Forty-eight per cent of black Caribbean families have one parent, as do 36 per cent of black African households. Nine out of ten single-parent families are headed by mothers.
There are lots of negative stereotypes about lone parent families and very little information about the excellent job that most lone parents do under difficult circumstances.
That said lone parent families are more likely to suffer from financial problems according to Michael Scanlan, from the Family and Parenting Institute, and so 'disproportionately' likely to feel the effects of poverty compared with couples. In addition he reports that lone parent families are often more likely to have to work long hours to make end meet thereby flagging up the need for excellent and affordable quality childcare facilities.
Please use this group as a resource to share information, support about the issues that you face. We are confident that there are some excellent lone parents that can share their wisdom and experience and provide mutual support to other lone parents.
We only ask that users of the site are respectful of the background, lifestyle, religious beliefs and ethnicity of other users
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