£46bn: Cost of family failure remains very high


Our annual “Cost of Family Failure Index” continues to receive widespread attention. Most notably it was used by the Department for Education in their evaluation of the cost effectiveness of relationship support services including those provided by Relat...

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A welcome flexing of the muscles


Relationships Foundation welcomes the social justice strategy presented today by Iain Duncan Smith, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and chair of the social justice cabinet committee.

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Family policy has become a pawn in coalition politics


In today’s speech on the nature of an Open Society, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg included a widely-trailed swipe at marriage tax allowances, using cheap debating points not worthy of a sixth former.

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Inspiration for family time activities

You know there are bound to be a million and one websites out there giving ideas on how to amuse your kids and spend quality time with them - but tracking them down and working out which ones are suitable is harder than it sounds, isn't it! Here are some great sites we've found that will give you a start and hopefully spark off some ideas of your own.

Ideas for the Kids Website

Stuck for something to do with the kids? Ideas for the Kids is the most comprehensive free online source of places to go and things to do with your kids in the UK. With over 10,000 venues (and growing), there's something for kids of all ages and to suit all tastes. Let Moley help you find something to do...and go have some fun!

BBC Website - parenting

Specific areas of this site contain ideas for family time:

Play & Do - inspiration for entertaining your youngsters

Disney Online Family Fun

An excellent site with thousands of ideas for things to do with the children including arts & crafts, gardening, cooking, party games and activities whilst travelling. There are normally lots of topical ideas for things to do as well - ranging from 35 Rainy Day Crafts for doing during the April showers to recipes for delicious Christmas gifts.

Family Education Network

This website is divided into several exciting areas to explore:

Activities - containing, amongst others, art & craft and backyard science ideas

Download - find homework help, educational games and software for parents and children

Entertainment guide - advice on movies, television and toys and what the experts say about the importance of play.

Online games - reading games, maths games, social studies games and games just for fun.

The Fatherhood Institute

Take a look at the 'playzone' for suggestions divided into games for 0-5yrs, 6-10yrs and 11-15yrs. There's also the opportunity to contribute to the site by submitting your own ideas.

Wow Dad

A website advertising a book of simple, fun things to do with your children anywhere, anytime. The site has 20 things you can download to get a flavour of the book - so look here to find out the secret to sandcastles and how you can make maths fun!

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