About Us

1 in 3 young people in the UK will see their parents split up before they reach their 16th birthday.

Voices in the Middle is a collaboration between young people, the family law & mediation sector and The Family Initiative charity to provide a dedicated place for young people to find help and support when in the middle of divorce and separation.

The Context

Every year an estimated 240,000 children in the UK experience the separation of their parents. They struggle to know where to turn to.

The Impact

A young person’s emotional and mental health, academic achievement, relationships and long term outlook is often negatively impacted.

Our Response

Created by young people, for young people – we are providing a dedicated place to find advice, to share their voice and get the support they need.

Message from our Young People’s Steering Group

“We believe Voices in the Middle is a well needed resource for young people and provides the support and information that young people can run to, when they are facing a divorce within their family.

Although stopping divorce is most likely not going to happen, the young person in the middle can be dealt with better.

As young people ourselves, we feel inspired to make a difference in such a relevant and important situation as divorce, as so many young people are facing it alone today.

Having a resource that young people can turn to, will help reassure them that they are not alone and there is support available.”