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  • Climb up to Responsible Shared Parenting! One of our Members and some friends have come forward (again) to support FNF. They are walking up one of North Africa's highest peaks. Samir Ghailan, is organising an effort to raise much needed funds for our charity so that we can continue to provide the support we do. Please see the JustGiving link that Sam has provided below for more details and I hope that some of you will be able to make donations. Good luck Sam! www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kentfathers-part2

    samir is raising money to help Families Need Fathers
    justgiving.comsamir is raising money to help Families Need Fathers

    2016-09-21T22:43:07+0000
  • Families Need Fathers updated their cover photo.
    2016-09-11T00:08:19+0000
  • An hour-long hard-hitting discussion, bringing together diverse yet convergent voices. Sarah Carey (NewsTalk) engages fully with shared parenting and surrounding issues – some specifically Irish and constitutional but almost all very relevant to us all. http://www.newstalk.com/listen_back/16/30189/10th_September_2016_-_Talking_Point_Part_1/ Some striking points made – including the notion that the parenting debate has been recast as a competition to be the best mother and separately, a suggestion that fatherhood has been taken over by the state!

    Sarah Carey takes an in-depth look at the main stories of the week. Every Saturday from 9-10am
    newstalk.comSarah Carey takes an in-depth look at the main stories of the week. Every Saturday from 9-10am

    2016-09-11T00:04:11+0000
  • A big thank you to everyone who responded to our recent survey on FNF services and priorities. We will publish more details of your responses separately, but it is clear that the four issues that rank the highest (first choices) in the concerns of the 441 of you who participated are: • Parental alienation 23.7% • False allegations 21.2% • Enforcement of contact orders 18.9% • Shared parenting 17.0% We are addressing these issues with CAFCASS and the Judiciary and will also seek your support separately in contacting relevant politicians. FNF CHILD MAINTENANCE SURVEY Meanwhile, the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee has launched a public inquiry into child maintenance and the workings of the Child Maintenance Service (CMS). The role of the select committee is to hold the government to account. FNF will submit a formal response at the end of this month to assist them. Please help us by answering the survey we have put together that will enrich our response. To start the survey please use this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/FNF_CMS_2016 Your answers will also assist us in addressing the areas you identified as of particular importance. WOULD YOU LIKE TO PROVIDE INDIVIDUAL FEEDBACK TO THE SELECT COMMITTEE? Once you have completed this survey, you may also wish to contribute directly to this inquiry by the Work and Pensions Select Committee in your own right. For details see Child Maintenance Service inquiry page on: http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/work-and-pensions-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/child-maintenance-16-17/ The Select Committee is likely to be pleased to receive responses from individuals as well as from representative bodies such as FNF.

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    surveymonkey.co.ukWeb survey powered by SurveyMonkey.com. Create your own online survey now with SurveyMonkey's expert certified FREE templates.

    2016-09-10T23:31:50+0000
  • Announcing what promises to be a significant event in the international pursuit of contemporary shared parenting. FNF have been associated with ICSP since their launch a couple of years ago and we feel their conferences are well worth attending: National Parents Organization (NPO) and the International Council on Shared Parenting (ICSP) are proud to announce that they will jointly organize the “International Conference on Shared Parenting 2017”, sponsored by NPO, on May 29-31, 2017 in Boston, MA, USA. Please save the date for this outstanding conference, which will be held at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston. Internationally recognized representatives of shared parenting research, including • Malin Bergstrom (Sweden), • Sanford Braver (USA), • William Fabricius (USA), • Edward Kruk (Canada), • Michael Lamb (UK), • Linda Nielsen (USA), • Patrick Parkinson (Australia) and • Richard Warshak (USA) The above have already committed to presenting their research findings concerning shared parenting at this conference. In addition, there will be break-out sessions for those who seek answers from experienced family law attorneys on common family law problems. To receive updates on this conference as further details emerge, please register at the temporary conference website: NPO-ICSP2017.org. Registering is free and implies no commitment – it simply means that you will be kept informed of new developments. Further information: http://twohomes.org/en_boston_2017 https://nationalparentsorganization.org/images/2017InternationalConferenceonSharedParenting.pdf Best regards, Angela Hoffmeyer Secretary General International Council on Shared Parenting (ICSP) Stiftsgasse 6, 53111 Bonn, Germany Phone: +49-170-800 46 15 E-mail: angela.hoffmeyer@twohomes.org Website: www.twohomes.org

    International Conference on Shared Parenting 2017 First Announcement / Press Release Boston / Bonn, August 22, 2016 National Parents Organization (NPO) and the International Council on Shared Parenting (ICSP) are proud to announce that they will jointly organize the “International Conference on Shar...
    twohomes.orgInternational Conference on Shared Parenting 2017 First Announcement / Press Release Boston / Bonn, August 22, 2016 National Parents Organization (NPO) and the International Council on Shared Parenting (ICSP) are proud to announce that they will jointly organize the “International Conference on Shar...

    2016-08-26T16:01:37+0000
  • We've noted a few strong responses to Philip Davies' talk - generally offering rather anecdotal evidence that his statistics are untrue. Here are some public statistics from the government Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) entitled Women as victims of crime. The 2011/12 data show differences in the level and types of victimisation between females and males. Key findings include: The 2011/12 CSEW estimated three in every 100 adults were a victim of violent crime. As in previous years, a smaller proportion of women than men interviewed reported being victims of violence (2% versus 4% in the 2011/12 CSEW). The 2011/12 CSEW self-completion module on intimate violence showed that a greater proportion of women (7%) reported being victims of intimate violence than men (5%). Findings from the child component of the 2011/12 CSEW showed that, in the 12 months prior to interview, a smaller proportion of girls (aged 10 to 15) reported being victims of violence than boys (5% per cent versus 11%). Data from the Homicide Index showed that fewer females (201) than males (435) were victims of homicide in 2010/11. As in the previous four years, a greater proportion of female than male victims knew the principal suspect (78% and 57% respectively in 2010/11). https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/women-and-the-criminal-justice-system--2 2013 figures are also available from gov.uk covering related areas and showing a shift of emphasis: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/women-and-the-criminal-justice-system-2013

    Official Statistics Women and the criminal justice system From: Ministry of Justice First published: 22 November 2012 Part of: Women and the criminal justice system and Criminal justice statistics Biennial statistics on the representation of females and males as victims, suspects, offenders and empl...
    gov.ukOfficial Statistics Women and the criminal justice system From: Ministry of Justice First published: 22 November 2012 Part of: Women and the criminal justice system and Criminal justice statistics Biennial statistics on the representation of females and males as victims, suspects, offenders and empl...

    2016-08-16T17:20:42+0000

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.

Families Need Fathers work with a range of family law professionals, including Family Law Panel

 

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