Give children a voice

Give children a voice

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Kirsty Gleave started this petition to Everyone

Please give children a voice

Parent's do whatever they can to protect their children from harm, whether it be physical, emotional or mental, but we can't always protect them from everything. 

When a mother and father split, it can be extremely difficult for children to come to terms with it. Especially, if they are forced to live with the parent they don't want to live with. 

The rule of thumb is that children have to stay with their mothers, and years ago, that made sense, as it was usually the mothers that stayed at home so the fathers could work, but this not the way things are anymore. There are a great number of hands on fathers that crave to apart of their children's lives but if mothers and fathers split, mother automatically keeps the children, regardless of what might be in their best interest.

I want children to have a voice, I want children to be able to choose which parent they want to live with from the age of ten years old without the stress of going through court. The child should be able to decide which parent they want to reside with through an easy application process, maybe though school with the permission of the parent they want to live with (or the Citizen's advice borough, if the parents can't come to an agreement.) 

Please, give children a voice. 

 

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