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New research published on family conflicts

4th Apr 2012

4 Children a National Charity has carried out new Research which reveals the extent of conflicts and violence in Britain’s families. 

A Survey was carried out of parents with children under the age of 18 years and this reveals that over half of the parents experienced serious or frequent conflict. Only 7% said there were no conflicts in their homes. According to the Report, financial restraints within household budgets are a key factor with 1 in 5 parents reporting conflicts over serious financial worries and debts. Other causes are arguments with teenage children, disagreements over child discipline, sibling rivalry and redundancy / long term unemployment. 

When asked what happens during family conflicts, arguments were 64%, shouting 57%, verbal incidences 29% but 10% of parents, which is very worrying, said their conflict involved physical fighting.
 
The Charity is calling on Councils to acknowledge the true extent of conflict in families.  

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