Law Firms Launch Website For Kids In Family Break Ups
12:04am 8th June 2014
Two Dorset law firms are helping to launch a new website for children affected by family break ups.
Battens Solicitors and Redferns Solicitors are founding partners of a new charity called Kids In The Middle.
The website will allow young people to share their experiences, backed up with professional counselling.
To raise money for the project staff at both firms are going head to head in a series of fund raising challenges, starting with a sports day today at the Marsh in Weymouth.
Georgina Bacon of Redferns, which has offices in Weymouth and Portland, said the plan was for teams from each firm to indulge in some friendly rivalry to see who can raise more money.
She added: "As family law solicitors, we see situations all too often where children can be forgotten when parents separate. We are joining family law and mediation firms across the country to help promote the new service. We are really excited about the challenge events that we have set up with Battens and it has generated a lot of friendly competition between our two firms."
Cherise Luke-Bennett of Battens, which has offices in Weymouth, Dorchester, Sherborne and Yeovil, said: "Nationally, some 400,000 children each year are affected by family separation. It is traumatic for every one of them and seriously damaging to some. Kids in the Middle aims to create a new and permanent online service for these children. Young people and parents can see and hear the story of separation from the perspective of children who have been through it."