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East Anglia Branch

We run 2 meetings each month in Cambridge on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Arbury Community Centre
Campkin Road
Cambridge
CB4 2LD

Contact Brian: 07801 233831

info@cambridge.fnf.org.uk

All welcome for support and advice, whatever your problem and whatever stage you're at.

No appointment necessary.

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  • Maintaining a relationship with both parents after separation may be a privilege linked to income - concludes a University of Cambridge study that FNF contributed to. The study found that Universal Credit, Housing Benefit and Child Maintenance are "designed for situations where children live only with one parent, but also operates in situations where one parent has the child four days a week and the other three days a week even though the child is spending very similar amounts of time in each household." They recommended that "Government and other agencies in measuring and understanding child poverty should take into account the levels of household income experienced by both households, in situations where separated parents share care." https://www.cchpr.landecon.cam.ac.uk/news/inisghts-into-housing-for-non-resident-parents-published-by-commonweal-housing Please support us by liking this, sharing it, following us on Facebook, donating or joining at www.fnf.org.uk. Write to your MP with you experience of this and draw their attention to this research.
  • In Finland dads provide more childcare than mums - “This is not about the mother’s right or the father’s right – but the child’s right to spend time with both parents.” sys Finish minister. When will one of our ministers say this? https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/dec/04/finland-only-country-world-dad-more-time-kids-moms Write to your MP and ask them to. Meanwhile, please like our page, follow us, register for free or join us.
  • Too many children are denied Christmas with one of their parents. Watch this video. Share it. Like it. Follow us on Facebook. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnahc1hjWn0&feature=youtu.be You can also help to change this by registering with us for free, joining or making a donation at www.fnf.org.uk. We are a UK registered charity providing support and working for a better future for children and parents alike after family separation.
  • DISCRIMINATING AGAINST MALE VICTIMS OF ABUSE NO LONGER ALLOWED Equalities campaigner Anne O'Regan and our sibling charity FNF BPM Cymru have made a significant step in persuading the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to change their view and accept that the practice of screening male callers to domestic violence helplines was discriminatory. The EHRC will be writing to service providers to make them aware. The article in The Western Mail can be read here. Congratulations to Anne and FNF BPM Cymru. Please support us by liking our posts, following us on Facebook, registering for Free, joining or making a donation.
  • The Independent now highlights the issue of Parental Alienation and the need for a smarter system of family justice. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/divorce-laws-child-custody-parental-alienation-cafcass-mother-father-a8062941.html Please support FNF by following us, sharing this post, liking this post, registering for free, joining as a member or donating to us. Details of press releases are here: https://fnf.org.uk/news-events-2/press-releases
  • Could family justice be reaching the tipping point at last? Is the family justice system finally putting its foot down over the abuse that is parental alienation? This is something we have been working towards for years, trying to push back the veil of silence and denial over this mean and selfish scourge affecting many of the more acrimonious divorces and separations. Over the last year especially, we have lobbied Cafcass with help and evidence from a number of directions, and we are very hopeful about the results.. Cafcass, whose crucial influence on family proceedings is responsible for so many judicial decisions, has seen the light - or darkness - and is gearing up to challenge it! A tough job in an organisation which has denied the very existence of PA for years, but one which if successful, could change the lives of so many children - and their parents - for the better. Go for it! https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/nov/17/parental-alienation-divorce-custody-crackdown-cafcass https://fnf.org.uk/news-events-2/press-releases/150-press-releases-2017-archive/437-cafcass-taking-parental-alienation-seriously-at-last Please support FNF by following us, sharing this post, registering for free, joining as a member or donating to us.

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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

 

Upcoming Events

18/12/2017 Mon: Glasgow Meeting
18/12/2017 Mon: Reading Meeting
18/12/2017 Mon: London Central Meeting
18/12/2017 Mon: London North Meeting
19/12/2017 Tue: Hastings Meeting
19/12/2017 Tue: Manchester Meeting
19/12/2017 Tue: Harrow Branch Meetings
20/12/2017 Wed: London West Meeting & Solicitor Clinic
21/12/2017 Thu: Wakefield Meeting
21/12/2017 Thu: Newcastle Meeting
21/12/2017 Thu: Aberdeen Meeting
23/12/2017 Sat: Harrow Branch Meetings
27/12/2017 Wed: Cambridge Meeting
28/12/2017 Thu: London East (Tower Hamlets)
28/12/2017 Thu: Exeter Meeting
1/01/2018 Mon: London Central Solicitor Clinic
1/01/2018 Mon: Edinburgh Meeting