A MUM is helping to bring a family separation support service to Sunderland.
Wearside businesswoman Karen Seafield, of KLR Public Relations, has teamed up with Supporting People through Divorce and Separation (Spoods) which helps families going through divorce.
The group helps people by providing up-to-date, relevant information about family separation.
Karen was inspired to help the service’s work in Sunderland after meeting its founder Maggy Young, from County Durham.
She said: “We’re hoping to launch in July and want as many people as possible to know this service is available.
“I’ve split from the father of my two children so I know how upsetting it can be. It can be especially traumatic for the children and we want to do all we can to make it easier for them.”
Karen hopes to make schools aware of the service which will collect children from school to prevent arguments between former partners.