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[Solved] ITVNews looking to talk to parents about childcare

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Hi all,

My name is Chris Cunningham I'm a reporter working for ITV National news. We are doing a story today about the difficulty faced by parents because of the high cost of childcare. We are looking to talk to someone who has had to cut their working hours because they could not afford the rising cost of childcare.

If you are based in the greater London area and would like to have your story heard, or know someone you think may want to tell their story, please get in touch with me either on this thread or by email:

Thank you so much for your time, I hope you're having a nice weekend.



Topic starter Posted : 13/11/2016 2:56 pm
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Hi Chris

I've moved your thread into the Media Requests section. I will leave this here, but strictly speaking any media requests should be made to our Admin team first.

Is such a pity you're not doing a story on dads denied contact with their children, I'm sure you would get a huge response for that story here!

Good luck

Posted : 13/11/2016 3:41 pm
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Hello Chris,

I am compelled to echo mojo's last paragraph in her response to your request.

There is a section of society in this country who are suffering, very often in silent solitude due to the fact many mothers are denying fathers access to their children. There appears to be no one lobbying the cause of these fathers and grandparents or highlighting the damage caused to the children due to the totally unreasonable actions and unacceptable behaviour of this type of mother.

It is a very unjust and I believe a biased system which the fathers have to go through to gain access to their children, not only that but it is in closed court. The common belief in society is that only a mother can love, care and cater for the needs of a baby/ toddler/child or adolescent which is a total fallacy.

Women fought for equal rights in the work place and society with success. Many mothers who deny access of the fathers to their children need to remember that in gaining equal rights it does not give them automatic entitlement to assume control and act autonomously with regard to their children, however, many do. As one father said to me, quote, "anyone can take my children anywhere at anytime, I'm their father and I can't even see them."

Whilst I applaud your efforts to highlight the difficulties for families incurred by unaffordable childcare, there is, what appears to be a forgotten section of society suffering due to the lack of equal rights for some men when it comes to separation and having access to their children.

I hope you are having a nice weekend too and that your project is successful.

Posted : 13/11/2016 5:14 pm

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