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Celebrity Big Brother – a National Newspaper Looking for 'False Allegations' Stories

 

Following recent false allegations being made on Celebrity Big Brother, a national newspaper is looking for men who have been victims of false allegations of violence by women to talk about their experience. It is for a sensitive feature following the controversy in the Celebrity Big Brother house and aimed at showing the lasting effects such a false allegation can have. The person would need to be photographed and identified and available for a short phone interview on Friday, September 7th.

We appreciate this is a very sensitive issue and acknowledge that ongoing legal issues may mean it isn't possible to talk openly about this. Even if your family court case is over, you must consider any impact on your children of agreeing to appear in the media. 

If, however, these obstacles don’t apply to you then please contact Kate on 0787 292 1219  tomorrow morning.

In any case you may be interested to read the way we covered the story on Facebook here.

 

Housing and Shared Parenting in London

RDF Television (the makers of ‘Secret Life of 5 Year Olds’ and ‘Shop Well For Less’) are in the process of developing a non-transmittable ‘pilot’ for a major broadcaster which will be focusing on the varying difficulties faced by people living in London, including finding and having accommodation. They’d like to hear from a range of people on their opinions on having a lodger and whether this is something they may be willing to try, and take part in this project.

They are hosting a focus group in the format of a ‘Speed-Dating’ event where people considering renting out their room or lodging with others will come together to discuss and meet likeminded people. They are interested to hear how single parents or those who share ‘custody’ of their children manage living in London and what options they might explore in terms of living in London.

The event will be during the day (between 10am and 6pm) at a location in Islington, North London, on Thursday 20th September 2018. Expenses will be reimbursed.

If you are interested in attending and/or would like to know more about this project, please call Ellie from the Development team at RDF as soon as possible on 0207 013 4277 or email ellie.russell@rdftelevision.com

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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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