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We believe Both Parents Matter

We work for the well-being of children in separated families to ensure they have meaningful relationships with both parents, wider family and friends.

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We believe Both Parents Matter

We provide, and encourage the provision of:

guidance, support, education and assistance

Join FNFDonate

We believe Both Parents Matter

We campaign to raise awareness and address the issues and challenges facing separated families

Join FNFDonate

We believe Both Parents Matter

We promote and undertake research into the issues and challenges facing separated families

Join FNFDonate

We believe Both Parents Matter

We emphasise that children need love and care from both parents and their wider families

Join FNFDonate

We believe Both Parents Matter

Too many children grow up knowing only one parent. This must change.

Get HelpJoin FNFDonate

We believe Both Parents Matter

We work for the well-being of children in separated families to ensure they have meaningful relationships with both parents, wider family and friends.

Get HelpJoin FNFDonate

We believe Both Parents Matter

We provide, and encourage the provision of:

guidance, support, education and assistance

Get HelpJoin FNFDonate

We believe Both Parents Matter

We campaign to raise awareness and address the issues and challenges facing separated families

Get HelpJoin FNFDonate

We believe Both Parents Matter

We promote and undertake research into the issues and challenges facing separated families

Get HelpJoin FNFDonate

We believe Both Parents Matter

We emphasise that children need love and care from both parents and their wider families

Get HelpJoin FNFDonate

 

Children Know That Both Parents Matter

Helping children and families to retain positive relationships after separation or divorce

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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 since 1974.

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

Our online Forum and our network branches also offer free guidance of solicitors and others familiar with the operation of the family courts.

Welcome to our new website. We hope you will enjoy the improved clarity, content, and the mobile-friendly responsive design.

There may be further improvements we could make, so we would greatly appreciate your feedback and suggestions.

Thank you for your support.

 

 

Children Know That Both Parents Matter

 

Helping children and families to retain positive relationships after separation or divorce

FNF is the leading UK charity supporting dads, mums and grandparents to have personal contact and

meaningful relationships with their children following parental separation since 1974.

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

Our online Forum and our network of branches also offer free guidance of solicitors and others familiar with the operation of the family courts.

Welcome to our new website. We hope you will enjoy the improved clarity, content, and the mobile-friendly responsive design.

There may be further improvements we could make, so we would greatly appreciate your feedback and suggestions.

Thank you for your support.


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FNF Strategy on Separated Families at Vancouver 2020 - International Conference on Shared Parenting

Very inspiring and informative FREE International Conference on Shared Parenting, parental alienation and family violence issues! This took place last weekend in Vancouver and around the world and many of the presentations are now available to view for a very few days only.

 

Vancouver 2020

 

During the conference which had as main theme “The Intersection of Shared Parenting and Family Violence”, FNF had the pleasure to run a workshop, but we also recommend the many luminaries of the shared parenting world who spoke on the subject of research which concerns us and the family legal system. 

The event hosted by the University of British Columbia (UBC) School of Social Work was reformatted to be a live-streamed online conference which took place on the 5th and 6th December 2020. 

Balancing the needs of children in separated and divorced families for the active and responsible involvement of both parents in their lives, with their needs for safety and protection from exposure to violence, is the challenge facing legal and mental health professionals. We strive to attain meaningful family law reform and establish best practices in our work with children and families. This is the focus of the Fifth International Conference on Shared Parenting, which brought scholars and practitioners from the fields of post-separation parenting and family violence together to explore the many questions related to the conference theme: the intersection of shared parenting and family violence. 

With fourteen hours of current, relevant plenary and workshop sessions, Vancouver 2020 attracted over 1,000 delegates from all around the globe. It was a unique opportunity to engage online with the leading scientific experts and professional practitioners on shared parenting and family violence.

If you go to the program summary listing, you will find the presentation titles from all the international and interdisciplinary experts, including our workshop "A Strategy for Separated Families" at page 6 of the programme.

The International Conference on Shared Parenting  addressed the thorny topic of how shared parenting and family violence intersect. By bringing together researchers and those who work with affected families, it explored how to keep family members safe while supporting shared parenting in realistic ways.

During the event, we had the opportunity:

  • to exchange ideas with individuals with a wide range of knowledge and experience.
  • to examine the state of research in Shared Parenting, Family Violence, and Parental Alienation.
  • to examine innovative tools and assessments, social and cultural factors, possible interventions, and consider legal perspectives. 

 

How to watch the videos

All pre-recorded videos from ICSP 2020 are now available for streaming. Getting to the videos is as easy as registering, logging into icsp.erisunleashed.com and returning to the online schedule. All videos are available under the sessions from the schedule. Here's a short helper video to walk you through this. 

The videos will remain online until December 14th. Registration will also close on December 14th, so time is limited.

 

About the conference organizers:

ICSP

 

The International Council on Shared Parenting (ICSP) is an international association founded in 2014 with members drawn from scientific, family professions and civil society sectors, including FNF who were founding members of ICSP.

The purpose of the association is first, the dissemination and advancement of scientific knowledge on the needs and rights (“best interests”) of children whose parents are living apart, and second, to formulate evidence-based recommendations about the legal, judicial and practical implementation of shared parenting.

We, along with several FNF Members attended this conference. There is much to absorb and disseminate. Please feel free to share your highlights or to assist us in this task so we can make the most of the research available. If you wish to share your thoughts or discuss this further with us please get in touch, in the first instance via admin@fnf.org.uk with ICSP2020 in the subject heading.

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