Welcome to Voices in the Middle
We are pleased to have supported Voices in the Middle from the very beginning. We encourage separating couples to divorce with dignity, so that their separated families can remain intact, thereby minimising trauma all around, especially for the children, who would otherwise, all too often, end up getting caught in the crossfire of a messy divorce.
Resolution interviewed 500 children and young people, and only 19% said that they felt that they had a voice.
This figure simply isn’t good enough.
We need to work harder than ever before to ensure that children and young people are appropriately involved in situations which directly affect them.
This is why we are excited to be involved in such an innovative campaign. It’s not just about our work with families; it’s giving us the opportunity to share ideas and learn from our peers.
Together we can collectively minimise the impact of divorce and separation on younger generations
For more information about Alun Jones Family Law and how we work, visit www.ajonesfamilylaw.com or call us on 029 2002 3222.
Voices in the Middle is a safe place where young people aged 13 to 19 years old, who are in the middle of their parents splitting up, can find a place to share their voice, read helpful and age-appropriate content plus connect with support designed just for them.
See below to find out what Voices in the Middle has for yourself and your children during this time.
Then, please share this link with your children so they can access the free support that we have made possible: https://www.voicesinthemiddle.com
London Family Solicitor are proud to support Voices in the Middle as a much needed resource for children going through parental separation and divorce.
Your children can find content on what happens when parents split up, who is involved and who they can talk to. They can also read about feelings they may be going through and how to have their voice heard.
We also encourage young people to ‘talk to someone’ and have discussion boards, group chats, a freephone helpine, SMS messaging and webchat counselling available for them. These are run by our service partner, The Mix, who are one of the largest support services for young people in the UK.
The Family Initiative charity has a responsibility to promote the welfare of all children and young people and to keep them safe. We are committed to safeguard children and young people in our work through Voices in the Middle. This includes:
- providing all staff and volunteers with training on the overarching principles that guide our approach to safeguarding and child protection.
- appointing a Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO) for children and young people and a lead trustee board member for safeguarding.
- providing effective management for staff and volunteers through supervision, support, training and quality assurance measures.
- ensuring that we provide a safe environment for our children, young people, staff and volunteers, including effective e-safety measures (such as checking of every piece of content generated by users, by a real person) in addition to measures in accordance with the law and regulatory guidance.
Voices in the Middle does not ask children or young people for their personal details.
Our guidance to young people when submitting content to the website can be found here: https://www.voicesinthemiddle.com/submission-rules/
If any content submitted by young people to the website contains personal details, these are immediately and permanently deleted (before it is published / live).