Canterbury Solicitors Whitehead Monckton partner and Resolution Kent Chair, Daniel Bennett, welcomes the planned launch of an online support service for young children in separating families, Kids in the Middle.
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Online PR News – 20-August-2013 –The Kent Chair of Resolution has expressed his approval of the planned launch of Kids in the Middle – an on-line support service for young children and young people in separating families.
Daniel Bennett, a partner in the family department of Whitehead Monckton, the well-known Kent law firm with solicitors in Canterbury, Maidstone and Tenterden has welcomed the planned introduction of this on-line service echoing the comments from Central Resolution that this is a “vital resource to help reduce the pain of separation, especially for children.”
Kids in the Middle is a new initiative where young children in separating families will be able to hear from other children and young people who have been through the experience of family separation. The Kids in the Middle launch will also help separating parents gain a better understanding of what their children might be going through during a separation.
The fundraising campaign has already started and it is hoped that it will be possible to commission the creation and running of Kids in the Middle from an organisation that already provides on-line services to young people with the start of tendering in September.
“From a client perspective, this latest initiative is extremely promising,” concludes Daniel who also sits on the Central Committee of Resolution.
KidsintheMiddle.org.uk promises to provide:
• Immediate reassurance to children and young people that their parents’ separation is not their fault, that they are not alone and that it is OK to seek help.
• Information and resources from the perspective of children and young people. Some in magazine style – stories, videos and other creative projects by young people in separating families, interviews with celebrities, etc.
• On-line Google-like question and answer system drawing from an internal database of content. If the question does not pull up a satisfactory answer, the user can submit the question for a human response within 24 hours.
• A link to Childline for telephone help from an adult.
• Live on-line chat with a counsellor during certain hours.
• The opportunity for conversation with peers, a service to be provided in partnership with a youth peer mentoring organisation.
• Signposts to good material elsewhere on-line – articles, videos, etc.
• Promotion of on-line and physical groups for young people and local support services where these already exist.
• Material for parents on the child’s perspective - for example, the commissioning of young people to create a wiki guide for parents on how to reduce the pain for children during separation.
• Their website will pull together all good things already on-line and promises to duplicate nothing.
• Everything will be available on a mobile interface, appearing as an App, and via a confidential portal on Facebook.
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