Parenting alone: issues for lone parents in the north east region: summary research report.

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/247134
Title:
Parenting alone: issues for lone parents in the north east region: summary research report.
Authors:
North East Lone Parents Network; Nexus Research Co-operative
Publisher:
North East Lone Parents Network
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/247134
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
This summary report is the result of a collaboration between members of the North East Lone Parents Network, involving eight organisations working with lone parents in four counties (Monaghan, Cavan, Louth and Meath), and Nexus Research personnel. There were 12,489 lone parents living in the North-East region according to the 2002 Census of Population, and lone parents accounted for approximately 12% of all households. This is a significant section of the total population - within which there exists a wide diversity in terms of personal circumstances, needs and challenges. The most formidable challenges, as identified at national level, relate to the increased risk of exclusion and poverty amongst these households - very much linked to barriers that may exist to social integration and progression]. Developing meaningful responses to these challenges requires a detailed knowledge of personal circumstances and consequences of lone parenting. In recognition of this, the North East Lone Parents Network set about gaining a real and effective insight - through direct contact with women and men parenting alone in the region. Contact with lone parents in the region was to be facilitated by the organisations involved in the network. However, a number of barriers to making initial contacts were encountered, including the need to get over suspicion, to build up trust, and to establish meaningful lines of communication. This highlighted the absence of an organised framework through which ongoing contact could be established at community level, and indeed through which follow up work could be undertaken around issues for lone parents in the region.
Keywords:
PARENTING; RESEARCH

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNorth East Lone Parents Networken_GB
dc.contributor.authorNexus Research Co-operativeen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-05T09:12:00Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-05T09:12:00Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/247134-
dc.descriptionThis summary report is the result of a collaboration between members of the North East Lone Parents Network, involving eight organisations working with lone parents in four counties (Monaghan, Cavan, Louth and Meath), and Nexus Research personnel. There were 12,489 lone parents living in the North-East region according to the 2002 Census of Population, and lone parents accounted for approximately 12% of all households. This is a significant section of the total population - within which there exists a wide diversity in terms of personal circumstances, needs and challenges. The most formidable challenges, as identified at national level, relate to the increased risk of exclusion and poverty amongst these households - very much linked to barriers that may exist to social integration and progression]. Developing meaningful responses to these challenges requires a detailed knowledge of personal circumstances and consequences of lone parenting. In recognition of this, the North East Lone Parents Network set about gaining a real and effective insight - through direct contact with women and men parenting alone in the region. Contact with lone parents in the region was to be facilitated by the organisations involved in the network. However, a number of barriers to making initial contacts were encountered, including the need to get over suspicion, to build up trust, and to establish meaningful lines of communication. This highlighted the absence of an organised framework through which ongoing contact could be established at community level, and indeed through which follow up work could be undertaken around issues for lone parents in the region.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNorth East Lone Parents Networken_GB
dc.subjectPARENTINGen_GB
dc.subjectRESEARCHen_GB
dc.titleParenting alone: issues for lone parents in the north east region: summary research report.en_GB
dc.typeReporten
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