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Charity fears for children

THE boss of a Solihull charity which supports young people affected by parental separation says calls have increased.

THE boss of a Solihull charity which supports young people affected by parental separation says calls have increased.

Pete English, CEO of This Way Up based in Olton said the charity normally has around 100 calls between September and July but has already logged 68.

He said: “I am wondering whether the effects of the current recession is putting more strain on marriages and in turn we are seeing a lot more young people needing support.”

We support children and young people in 10 schools in the borough and listen to many sad stories of those who have been affected by divorce. There isn’t a week when our team are not involved in a school somewhere in Solihull.

The charity receives referrals from GPs, mental health professionals, schools and parents. This Way Up relies on donations and small grants.

 

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