Almost 400,000 UK Kids Not Living with Both Parents, Stats Reveal

sad-child-portraitHundreds of thousands of children are having to split their time between parents in different homes, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown.

The ONS said it is “increasingly likely that dependent children will be sharing their time between two different parental addresses” because of an increase in cohabitation and divorce.

Analysing the recent census for England and Wales, the ONS found 3.2 per cent of the 12.1 million dependent children had a second address belonging to another parent or guardian in 2011.

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