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

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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

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We believe Both Parents Matter

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

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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.


Government reopens call for evidence on VAWG - Survey Deadline 26th March

On 12th March, the Government reopened the survey on Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) to collect views that will directly inform the development of their strategy - which officially includes male victims of crimes such as domestic abuse.

The survey on Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG), which aims to hear directly from victims and survivors, had previously closed in February after being open for ten weeks. However, the swell of outrage sparked by the killing of Sarah Everard prompted ministers to reopen the call for evidence until 26th March 2021.

Irrespetive of the name, all male victims, including victims of stalking and sexual violence, are classed as being victims of 'Violence Against Women and Girls'. It covers all forms domestic abuse including economic and financial abuse as well as coercive and controlling behaviour. 

You won't be surprised that we have deep concerns that the strategy diminishes the focus and need to support men and boys. It results in inadequate resources to support men who are victims and their children e.g. through a lack of refuges for men and their children. It also risks creating a culture of systemic bias rather than ensuring that support is available for anyone who needs it by discouraging men from reporting their abuse.

FNF are under no illusion that there are many people who have experienced terrible abuse. Victims and their children deserve the full protection of the law. They also deserve support. Our experience is in dealing with conflict, domestic abuse and post-separation abuse, specifically in the circumstances of separating families. We support the vision of this strategy as stated in the accompanying information i.e. a 'vision is for a society in which people can live without fear of abuse or violence'.

Here you can download our VAWG Call for Evidence Response. You can also see a recent FNF Statement on Domestic Abuse Bill that was issues to the media. It would be nice to think that our input, that of our members and service users and other organisations will influence policies and begin the process of healing and uniting people, but that requires as wide a range or responses as possible.

 

ACTION - What you can do

  • Regardless of your sex or gender, if you are aged 16 or over, make your voice heard and explain your experiences, the effect they had on you and how they made you feel. You can do this by filling in the survey here (closing date 26th March at 11:45pm). It takes approximately 15 minutes and all responses will be anonymous. You do not have to have experienced violence or abuse to take part and share your views. 
  • The issues identified also need to be recognised and addressed. Please contact your MPs to urge them to acknowledge the issues raised, using your own examples and explaining how it made you feel.  If you don't know who your MP is, you can find out by visiting the following linkHere is an example of a clear and effective letter to an MP. If you wish, feel free to share with us privately the letter you send along with reply you receive to admin@fnf.org.uk with 'VAWG' in the subject header.

 

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