Britain Church Schools Can Support Children From 'Chaotic' Households
By Mark Caplin, Christian Today, Crossmap On July 5, 2013
Michael Gove has said schools are becoming one of the main sources of stability for children growing up in broken and struggling households.
The Education Secretary said at a Church of England seminar that increasing numbers of children in Britain today are "leading chaotic lives".
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He said: "More and more children are growing up in homes where the male authority figure will be fleeting or absent, where there will be what we now call 'guesting' parents, and where many parents are struggling with mental health problems or substance abuse.
"And while it is very far from being a majority of parents, manifestly it is a growing and troubling minority and often concentrated in particular areas."