29 MAR 2011

Children should be able to know both parents

Today I tabled a bill in the House of Commons. The purpose of the bill is to enshrine in law the right of children to know both their parents.

There are three million children who live apart from a parent in the UK, about one million of whom have no contact with the non-resident parent three years after separation. Too often people say it is about mums' rights or dads' rights, but actually it is about the rights of a child to know and have a relationship with both their parents.

That is why I tabled this bill. It is not right that parents should sink their children's rights to know them in a sea of acrimony when they split up and it is right that children should know and have a relationship with both their parents.

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I heartily support you in this Charlie!
- Bill Beer

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