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Welcome to Families Need Fathers

FNF is a charity chiefly concerned with the problems of maintaining a child's relationship with both parents during and after family breakdown. We offer information, advice and support services to help parents to achieve a positive outcome for their children. Our Forum and our network of over 50 UK Branches also offer the pro-bono guidance of solicitors and others familiar with the family courts.

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If you require detailed information or individual support for your case then please consider joining FNF - where as a member, you will gain access to our Forum in which experienced Volunteers, including solicitors and McKenzie Friends can answer your questions.  Another option is for you to visit your nearest FNF Branch where meetings are run by experienced and knowledgeable Volunteers who are ready to help you.  Some of the more established branches run solicitors' clinics for the benefit of our members.  We also have a telephone Helpline which can provide a more general form of support.

Membership of FNF costs £39 (or less if you opt for recurring payments).  This is less than a few minutes of a typical solicitor's time - and it lasts for a year.  We think you will quickly appreciate the value of the information and support that we provide.  Why not join now?


FNF_Media FNF response to the release of @csjthinktank Breakthrough Britain II report:
FNF_Media FNF members can download our CSA and Child Maintenance Service factsheets, available free in the members' area:
FNF_Media Mediation session to now be free for both parties where one parent qualifies for legal aid:
FNF_Media Check out our new, redesigned Families Need Fathers website!
FNF_Media RT @ChaRiches: A drama download for all the young dads out there @YoungDadCouncil @fatherhoodinst @FNF_Media
FNF_Media Did you receive our e-newsletter yesterday? If not, read it online now!
FNF_Media A massive congratulations to Gary, who has been fundraising by walking the length of the Liverpool/Leeds canal!
FNF_Media Listen to Rob from FNF discussing litgants-in-person on the Victoria Derbyshire show earlier this week (13:46 on) -
FNF_Media RT @ChristianGuy_: 15 yr olds more likely to have smartphone than Dad at home. New CSJ families report, packed w/ ideas, in Sunday Times ht…
FNF_Media Catch up with our newsletter for July online now!
FNF_Media RT @RawleAdams: in my opinion the @FNF_Media website is the best in the family 'game' @fatherscontact @DeanLambertPoGa @Shantyhavana
FNF_Media A new FNF meeting starts in Cornwall this Wednesday at 7.30pm. Click here for more details:
FNF_Media Looking for support in seeing your children after separation? Find details for local meetings in July here:
FNF_Media The FNF Selby meeting will be moving to York from September. For more details, check out our branch listings here:
FNF_Media The numbers of litigants-in-person has jumped by 20,000 over the previous year -
FNF_Media Interesting piece form The Guardian Online
FNF_Media A parental alienation youtube video by Gregory Mantell
FNF_Media With child maintenance charges being introduced today, check our information page to see if you will be affected:
FNF_Media RT @TCMFamilyLaw: @FNF_Media sharing your good work. Chair of FNF's Central London Branch details how his branch helps parents
FNF_Media Need guidance or support in seeing your children after separation? Find details for local meetings in September here:

FNF HSSF Kite Mark Award

Families Need Fathers has been awarded the Help and Support for Separated Families Kite Mark which is a new UK government accreditation scheme for organisations offering help to separated families.

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Upcoming Events

22/09/2014 Mon: Glasgow Meeting
22/09/2014 Mon: Edinburgh Meeting
22/09/2014 Mon: London Central Meeting
23/09/2014 Tue: London North West (Harrow) Meeting
24/09/2014 Wed: Cambridge Meeting
24/09/2014 Wed: Burton On Trent Meeting
25/09/2014 Thu: Solent Meeting
25/09/2014 Thu: Exeter Meeting
25/09/2014 Thu: Southport Meeting
27/09/2014 Sat: London North West (Harrow) Meeting
1/10/2014 Wed: Dartford Meeting
1/10/2014 Wed: London West Meeting & Solicitor Clinic
1/10/2014 Wed: Epsom Meeting