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System failing too many neglected children

A recent report from Action for Children has found that around 90% of teachers, police officers and social workers have regular contact with children potentially suffering from neglect, but around 40% do not feel able to intervene.

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Domestic abuse in Scotland

A recent publication from Scotland’s Chief Statistician has revealed the number of incidents of domestic abuse recorded by police forces in Scotland in 2010-11 and 2011-12.

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Study finds a quarter of divorces are 'inefficient'

A new study by researchers at Iowa State University has found that in around a quarter of divorces, couples might actually have been happier if they had stayed married, and therefore their divorce was what researchers have termed “inefficient”.

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Marriage and divorce in Ireland

The Central Statistics Office of Ireland has released the latest publication in its series of Census 2011 results, showing that the number of people who were married in Ireland increased by 9.2% between 2006 and 2011 to 1,708,604. The data also revealed that 32 was the age at which married women outnumbered their single counterparts, while for men it was two years higher at 34.

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Scottish Government confirms same sex marriage intentions

The Scottish Government has set out its Programme for Government for 2012-13.

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Tensions continue to grow over same sex marriage

The rift between the Scottish Government and the Catholic church over the introduction of same sex marriage has continued to deepen, reports the Scotsman.

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Same sex marriage to be legalised

The Scottish Government has announced its intention to legislate to allow same sex marriage.

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Child support payments in America

Monthly child support payments in the United States averaged $430 per month in 2010, according to new U.S. Census Bureau statistics.

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