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The UK's leading Shared Parenting charity

FNF is the leading UK charity supporting all parents - 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.

If you want detailed information or individual support for your case then you should join 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.  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 also have a telephone Helpline (0300 0300 363) which provides first-line support.


FNF membership costs £39 (less if you are renewing).  This is less than a few minutes of a typical solicitor's time - and could save you a fortune!  Find out more about joining or simply donate.  Your support allows us to continue our fight for parents and children denied a loving relationship.


 

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  • One of our branches uses the phrase "It's a marathon, not a sprint!", to describe the journey many of our members face. Well, this time, it's a real marathon with long distance runners doing their best to reach their target. The Ashford Marathon in Kent may not be as famous as the London variety, but it's just as important to us and to our supporter Jonathan Edwards, who is running in it tomorrow to raise money for our cause. We'd like you all to wish him good luck and also to consider supporting him by making a donation via his Just Giving page. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Jonathan-Edwards27 Good luck Jonathan! (sounds familiar? :) )

    Jonathan is raising money to help Families Need Fathers
    justgiving.comJonathan is raising money to help Families Need Fathers

    2017-04-29T15:39:30+0000
  • Are you a good separated parent? Is your ex? We've published a handy quiz as part of Parental Alienation Awareness Day - which is today! It's a "Good Parenting Quiz" and is part of our effort to raise the awareness of this terrible problem and of the types of unacceptable behaviour that lead to children being alienated against formerly much loved parents. Please try the quiz to assess your (or others') parenting style for potential PA. Please share widely! Quiz: https://fnf.org.uk/component/phocadownload/file/223-fnf-pa-day-2017-quiz Press Release: https://fnf.org.uk/news-events-2/press-releases

    Are you a separated dad or mum who is having difficulties over contact with your child? We will help. UK's leading shared parenting charity, supporting parents who are denied contact or who are struggling with legal and emotional issues following separation. WE offer some free access to solicitors p...
    fnf.org.ukAre you a separated dad or mum who is having difficulties over contact with your child? We will help. UK's leading shared parenting charity, supporting parents who are denied contact or who are struggling with legal and emotional issues following separation. WE offer some free access to solicitors p...

    2017-04-25T10:56:46+0000
  • Please support Justin Deery. Justin is running the London Marathon in support of FNF. He's running half of it BACKWARDS to highlight how far behind we are in the UK when it comes to shared parenting! Go for it Justin! https://fnf.org.uk/media/com_acymailing/upload/dad_runs_london_marathon_backwards_to_move_fathers_19_04_17_v4_fnf.pdf https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Justin-Deery1

    Justin is raising money to help Families Need Fathers
    justgiving.comJustin is raising money to help Families Need Fathers

    2017-04-23T09:49:55+0000
  • Stating the obvious? Perhaps, but always better when based on research from MIT... So, how many single parent families are there in the UK? How many boys would that imply amongst their children? Is the number of single parent families increasing? Oh dear - not sure I like where this is going... For boys and girls raised in two-parent households, there were only modest differences between the sexes in terms of success at school, and boys tended to earn more than their sisters in early adulthood. Among children raised in single-parent households, however, boys performed significantly less well than their sisters in school, and their employment rate as young adults was lower. “Relative to their sisters,” Autor and his collaborators wrote, “boys born to disadvantaged families” — with disadvantage measured here by mother’s marital status and education — “have higher rates of disciplinary problems, lower achievement scores, and fewer high-school completions.” http://economics.mit.edu/files/11558

    2017-04-13T09:11:55+0000
  • Very interesting case on false allegations and criticism of professionals in taking mother's views without question. http://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed161341

    Application by mother of two children for findings in respect of a series of allegations made against the father of one of the children. Found that the allegations were false; reference made to the guidance professionals should follow in such cases.
    familylawweek.co.ukApplication by mother of two children for findings in respect of a series of allegations made against the father of one of the children. Found that the allegations were false; reference made to the guidance professionals should follow in such cases.

    2017-03-29T13:41:02+0000
  • Suella Fernandes' presentation just now of her Family Justice Bill to Parliament has been granted a second reading on 12th May, after Suella gave a succinct but very powerful tour of much that needs changing in Family Law. Brilliant! http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/044973cd-e91b-40d8-96c3-dd51f5676078?agenda=True Scroll video forward to 13:42:00
    2017-03-28T13:28:46+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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1/05/2017 Mon: London Central Solicitor Clinic
2/05/2017 Tue: Harrow Branch Meetings
4/05/2017 Thu: Solent Meeting
6/05/2017 Sat: Harrow Branch Meetings
8/05/2017 Mon: Crawley, Horsham and Horley Meeting
9/05/2017 Tue: London South & Bromley Meeting
10/05/2017 Wed: Plymouth Meeting
10/05/2017 Wed: Cambride Meeting
16/05/2017 Tue: Hastings Meeting
18/05/2017 Thu: Wakefield Meeting