The difficulties co parents face. In 2014 women accounted for the 91% of lone parents with dependant children.

The First chart reveals that less than 1% of dependent children lived in civil partner or same sex cohabiting couple families in 2014. Therefore the percentages are too small to be shown.

Whereas the second chart shows the difference between all the family types in the UK. In 2014 it shows there was 2 million lone parents with a dependant child.

Melanie Turner (46) works as an assistant head at Seven Hills. Melanie is also a co parent – this means Melanie and her Ex husband both take on the role of parenting their 6 year old son.

Melanie said “Being a co parent is really really difficult because theres a lot of sharing, juggling and compromising.”