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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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  • Families Need Fathers (FNF) are in today's Daily Mail in an article about Government plans to remove passports from parents who don't, or are unable, to pay their Child Maintenance. We believe that they need to first make sure their assessments are (1) affordable (2) reflect care time and (3) support shared care. Currently they fail on all these criteria. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6444633/Deadbeat-dads-skip-child-maintenance-payments-face-foreign-holiday-bans-tough-new-laws.html Support FNF by registering for free, making a donation or becoming a member. Also, please follow us and like this - it all helps.
  • Families Need Fathers - because both parents matter. Tickets are available for FNF's conference on Domestic Abuse - Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/domestic-violence-and-child-… More information is here: https://fnf.org.uk/index.php…
  • Families Need Fathers - because both parents matter. Tickets are available for FNF's conference on Domestic Abuse - Get tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/domestic-violence-and-child-welfare-tickets-49914248862?aff=ebdssbdestsearch More information is here: https://fnf.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=476:domestic-violence-and-child-welfare-workshop&catid=2:uncategorised&utm_source=newsletter_188&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=fnf-newsletter-25th-september-2018&acm=_188
  • A Sheriff in Scotland found that a father was prevented for a year from seeing his children, because of false allegations of rape compounded by damaging support service interventions. #BelieveMe needs to re replaced with timely investigation. Findings of Fact should take place within three months - even that is an age for a young child to be needlessly deprived of a loving and much loved parent. There also need to be consequences to the making of false allegations. Link to full transcript of judgement in second comment below. https://www.pressreader.com/uk/scottish-daily-mail/20181017/282149292282550 To support Families Need Fathers, please like and share our posts, follow us, register for free, become a member or make a donation.
  • Is Misogyny about to be Classified as a Hate Crime in UK Legislation? What about Misandry – or are men not Worth It? Last month, it was announced that a review by the Law Commission would look at whether offences driven by misogyny - dislike, contempt or ingrained prejudice against women - should be treated as hate crimes. And now it's emerged the same review will also consider the opposite - crimes motivated by misandry - hostility towards men. This is a potentially pivotal issue when the new matriarchy are pressing so hard in all walks of life for special treatment of women. We are living in a fair and egalitarian society in which men and women should expect to be offered equivalent support and protection under the law. Surely it’s a no-brainer to treat all gender hate crimes fairly, regardless of gender? Unless the law is fair and has effective checks and balances to avoid it being abused, it risks being used as a weapon by some parents with less than honourable motives. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45870948
  • False allegations are commonplace in family justice disputes and since legal aid changes in 2013 these have been encouraged by providing Legal Aid in family disputes to just one side when alleging domestic violence. Non-Molestation Orders have become the most favoured route to this and have gone up by 37% since. The figures were boosted by legislation in 2017 designed to stop thousands of people languishing on police bail for months or years without charge - as these orders have the same effect, but are easier to obtain. The Guardian's report on our analysis today. The full report can be downloaded from our website - (link in first comment posted). https://www.theguardian.com/law/2018/oct/15/parents-weaponising-domestic-violence-orders-claims-charity To support us, please share this, Tweet it, like it, comment, follow us, register for free, become a member or make donation.

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

 

Upcoming Events

15/12/2018 Sat: Harrow Branch Meetings
17/12/2018 Mon: Glasgow Meeting
17/12/2018 Mon: London North Meeting
17/12/2018 Mon: Reading Meeting
18/12/2018 Tue: Manchester Meeting
18/12/2018 Tue: Hastings Meeting
18/12/2018 Tue: Harrow Branch Meetings
20/12/2018 Thu: Aberdeen Meeting
20/12/2018 Thu: Wakefield Meeting
27/12/2018 Thu: London East (Tower Hamlets)
27/12/2018 Thu: Exeter Meeting
1/01/2019 Tue: Leeds Central Meeting
1/01/2019 Tue: Newcastle Meeting
1/01/2019 Tue: Northampton Meeting
1/01/2019 Tue: Oxford Meeting (check day with branch)
2/01/2019 Wed: Manchester Meeting
2/01/2019 Wed: Epsom Meeting