One million UK children 'grow up without a father'

More than a million children in the UK are growing up without a father, according to a report on family breakdown.

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) claimed the number of lone-parent families increases by 20,000 a year and will reach more than two million by the next General Election in 2015.

More than a million children in the UK are growing up without a father, the Centre for Social Justice found.
More than a million children in the UK are growing up without a father, the Centre for Social Justice found. Credit: Press Association

The CSJ warned there was a "tsunami" of family breakdown and said the response from politicians has been "feeble".

It also accused the Government of "turning a blind eye" to its commitment to promote family stability.

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One million kids 'without dads'

More than a million children in the UK are growing up without a father, according to a report. The Centre for Social Justice said the number of lone-parent families will reach more than two million by the next General Election in 2015.