Other results indicate that the number of same-sex divorces increased from 8.4 to 7.5 divorces per 1,000 married men and women in 2017, the lowest since 1971, although it was also affected by delays in divorce centres in 2018; the average duration of marriage for same-sex couples who divorced in 2018 is 12 years. This “misconduct” was the most common cause of divorce among unequal couples in 2018, with 51.9 per cent of women and 36.8 per cent of spouses seeking divorce on this basis, and was also the most common cause of same-sex divorce. In an open letter to all political parties on the eve of the parliamentary elections, organizations such as the National Bureau of Children Affairs, NCCA, NCCA, Barnardo, Action for Children, and the Children’s Society have argued that children have to discuss the future of the country, regardless of their needs and without regard to their views. More than 140 children’s organizations are asking policymakers to find solutions to social problems that could endanger the lives of millions of children, including child poverty, mental health, domestic violence and severe youth violence. That mechanism had been set up last year to inform the police as soon as possible after such orders had been issued by the courts, but, according to the latest protocols of the Family Procedures Regulatory Committee, it was no longer operational because of police resources. The letter called on political parties to focus on crisis prevention and support children and families at an early stage so that their problems did not become unmanageable and required more expensive services. “Recent statistics from the Ministry of Justice show that the extent of this decline can be explained by administrative reasons: by 2018, divorce centres are closing the backlog of divorce applications, which will result in an 8% increase in divorce applications. The “incumbent president” stated that in 2018 there were 90,871 divorces of heterosexual couples, which is 10% less. The Central Mailbox has received all protection orders against female genital mutilation and forced marriage from all family courts in England and Wales. If you would like advice on divorce or other family law issues, please contact our customer service team to speak to one of our divorce lawyers here. As party leaders describe their vision for the future, the letter asks them to put their children in the spotlight in these elections and take steps to make them a priority in the next parliament. The Commissioner for Children of England estimates that an investment of £10 billion will be needed to change this situation and help our children develop. Charities say that services on which vulnerable children like them depend face a “funding crisis” as the number of people in need increases. Finally, we have the most recent example of the dissolution of family courts due to a lack of funding. Organizations insist that children play a leading role in increasing financial resources.