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Say NO to Parental Alienation
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Say NO to Parental Alienation
Parental Alienation is Child Abuse
Alienating a Child from a Loving Parent Damages Them Permanently
Don't Use Your Child As A Weapon
How Can You Pevent Parental Alienation
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FNF is the leading UK charity supporting dads, mums and grandparents to have personal contact and meaningful relationships with their children following parental separation.

We offer information, advice and support services helping parents to achieve a positive outcome for their children.

Our online Forum and our network of over 50 UK Branches also offer pro-bono guidance of solicitors and others familiar with the operation of the family courts.

Join FNF or register for free to receive our newsletters, surveys, research and more.  As a member, you can also access our Forum in which experienced volunteers, including solicitors and McKenzie Friends can answer your questions. 

Visit your nearest FNF Branch where meetings are run by experienced and knowledgeable Volunteers who want to help you.  Some of the more established branches run solicitors' clinics for the benefit of our members. 

We  have a telephone Helpline (0300 0300 363) which provides first-line support.


FNF membership costs less than a few minutes of a typical solicitor's time - and could save you a fortune by being better prepared for the choices ahead!  Find out more about free registration and joining or simply donate.  Your support is crucial in enabling us to sustain our mission working for parents and children who are being denied a loving relationship.


This is a testimonial email we received recently from a service user:

“I have a solicitor who charges £285 + VAT per hour. She's good but she is very expensive. FNF with its £39 membership fee has given me more practical advice and provided me with company of fellow fathers who are striving to achieve contact with their children against all odds. Something my solicitor can never offer. I have had 3-4 sittings and have had more practical advice than I have had from my solicitor (who is process driven and has no emotional connect) for last 6-8 months and I don't even want to mention how much I have paid her in this time. FNF has been amazing for me. I would recommend it to all fathers going through a divorce and wanting contact with their child/children. We are all in this together.”



 

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  • Yes, it's Parental Alienation Awareness day again! Sadly, many of us are intimately conscious of this evil in our society. Everyone knows that losing a relationship with ones children is devastating, but to lose it and to believe that they also hate you, even in the face of your continuing efforts to provide support for them, is hard to imagine if you haven't been there yourself. Over the last year or so, many more people - Cafcass, judges, and many ordinary parents, have realised that PA exists and is widespread. Things are beginning to happen at last as PA takes its long-deserved place among the other despicable and insidious forms of - child and adult - abuse. Recent cases show that the Family Justice system is (slowly) taking steps to counter the risks and consequences of PA for so many. What needs to happen now is the full realisation that PA does not start when a previously loving child suddenly refuses to see one parent. It starts way earlier. It starts as soon as the child is exposed to a continual onslaught of disapproval, criticism, reproach and sometimes pure hatred expressed by the other parent. The damage this causes to the children and parents is immense and costly too - and can be avoided by responsible collaborative parenting. It's time to act. Giving children two happy homes is the greatest gift and is possible - and necessary - after separation. Please - Spread the word! Meanwhile, visit our site where we have added a series of compelling images for PA Awareness day. www.fnf.org.uk
  • International Parental Alienation Awareness Day is tomorrow. It is an opportunity to make this terrible phenomena visible so it can be properly addressed. A demonstration is taking place tomorrow as part of this. Please support us and the cause of stopping this abuse by sharing our posts, following us or registering with us.
  • A case of parental alienation that started in 2012 finally led to the child living with his dad last year when professionals and the court accepted that the manipulation and hate would not end otherwise. The court report is published after the mother lost her attempt last week to appeal the judgement of the court in yet another attempt to exclude the father from their son's life. The mother had a QC to represent her while the father was a litigant in person. A ray of hope as International Parental Alienation Awareness Day approaches on 25th April. Please support our work by sharing and liking this post, following us, supporting the parental alienation petition below, registering with us for free, becoming a member or making a donation. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/apr/22/boy-must-leave-mother-hateful-feelings-father-judge-rules
  • Domestic violence (DV) research to be published in Canada - concludes that the "gender lens" is counter-productive to families and DV is "largely gender symmetric", Authorities such as the police demonstrate "gender asymmetry" e.g. police arresting fathers who allege abuse whilst ignoring their complaints/suffering. This article concludes that collaboration is needed to eliminate all forms of violence and transform family support. Allegations of abuse are often part of the weaponry of alienating parents. 25th April is International Parental Alienation Awareness Day. Please support us by signing the petition pinned to the top of our Facebook page/below, by following us, sharing post, liking, registering for free, becoming a member or making a donation. https://torontosun.com/opinion/columnists/trottier-wheres-the-support-for-male-victims-of-domestic-violence
  • “They are committed to raising their son together lovingly" - part of the short announcement that Adele and Simon Konecki have separated. Family separations are challenging and it is therefore vital that the importance to the child retaining a loving relationship with both parents comes first. We wish Adele, Simon and their son, Angelo, well in the coming months and years. FNF work to support parents retaining meaningful parenting relationships after family separation because both parents matter. https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/8902351/adele-and-husband-simon-konecki-split/
  • Case law is reflecting the diversity of family life today in giving a co-parent of surrogacy Parental Responsibility to help create a secure future for 'N' as reported in today's Times. No such luck on Child Maintenance which still fails to recognise the responsibilities of non-biological parents - one of it's many failings. (Most of the article is behind a paywall, but a link to the full judgement is in the comments below.) Help us to support separating parents and to get reform of Family Justice, welfare and Child Maintenance to truly support children maintain their parents in their lives. Please follow us, share our posts, like them, register with us for free, become a member or make a donation. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/gay-man-wins-parental-rights-over-surrogate-child-after-split-njk2nz0kd

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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