Author Archives : Kaisa Juosila


Cost family failure 2018 update

£51 bn – the Cost of Family Failure to the taxpayer is large and growing Relationships Foundation’s ‘Cost of Family Failure Index’ is now estimated to stand at £51 billion, up from £37 billion ten years ago. This very large figure represents the financial cost of failure in our family and relational lives together as […]


Newsletter June 2017

Inside: RTN annual conference in September, Relationships Foundation now fully responsible for Relational Schools, FASTN/Status increases its reach, Marriage Foundation general elections manifesto and victory to Keep Sunday special in Belfast Right click the image to view the Newsletter in your browser.


Newsletter March 2017

Inside: Relationships Foundation assumes full responsibility for Relational Schools Foundation, Marriage Week 2017 a huge media success, FASTN aspires to become an independent charity.   Right click the image to view the Newsletter in your browser.


New book ‘The Relational Lens: Understanding, managing and measuring stakeholder relationships’ out now!

The long awaited book ‘The Relational Lens: Understanding, managing and measuring stakeholder relationships’ written by John Ashcroft, Roy Childs, Alison Myers and Michael Schluter and published by Cambridge University Press is finally here! What are the conditions within which people and organisations are more likely to form and conduct effective relationships? Can those conditions be more consciously organised in […]


Launching ‘Status’ – a new campaign for 18-25 year olds

During the past year Relationships Foundation has been supporting the development and launch of a new initiative that seeks to change attitudes and behaviour to enable more children to grow up safe, secure and nurtured by both parents. This family stability initiative has now launched its first campaign – called ‘Status’ – aimed at 18-25 year olds. The […]


Implementing the Family Test – A review of progress one year on

Relationships Foundation, The Family and Childcare Trust and Relate have reviewed the implementation of the Family Test. This report seeks to identify how successfully the Family Test has been implemented to date and what can be learnt to ensure the Test becomes an integral and effective part of the policy making process. For further information, please […]


Counting the Cost of Family Failure: 2016 update

Cost of family breakdown reaches record high Relationships Foundation’s updated annual “Cost of Family Failure Index” reveals that the 2016 cost of family breakdown to the taxpayer has increased for the eighth year in a row to £48 billion, up from 37 million in 2009. This means that the average taxpayer  now shoulders the financial burden […]


Cost of family breakdown reaches record high

Relationships Foundation’s updated annual “Cost of Family Failure Index” reveals that the 2016 cost of family breakdown to the taxpayer has increased for the seventh year in a row to £48 billion, up from 37 million in 2009. Despite cuts to government spending on services dealing with the fallout from family breakdown, soaring rates of […]


John Ashcroft: The fiscal case for championing family policy

Relationship Foundation’s Research Director John Ashcroft makes the fiscal case for championing family policy in his recent guest post for Conservative Home, Britain’s leading Conservative blog for news. In his blog post John Ashcroft points out that any government facing both public expectations of improved public services and challenging fiscal constraints cannot afford to disregard the […]