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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

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.


'No-Fault Divorce' - FNF BBC Radio Interview

'No-Fault' Divorce became law on 6th April 2022

New 'no-fault' divorce laws were enacted on 6th April 2022. On the same day FNF were interviewed by the BBC. The discussion starts at 1:04:10 with our contribution at 1:06:23.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00160c5 (available until 4th May 2022).

 


At the edges, the new legislation will reduce conflict. However, it is our view that this needs to be just the start of reform of the way family separation works.

The conditions for child arrangements contribute to conflict
- child benefits go to one parent
- so does Child Maintenance even when care is shared
- family courts take too long to resolve things
- allegations of domestic abuse are a pre-condition to receiving legal aid

The motivations that add to attempts at blame and discrediting an ex partner exist in the same way when in comes to children as in relation to divorce. In any case, given that 49% of children are born outside of marriage*, the easing of conflict in divorce does not affect a substantial proportion of parents who are not married.

You can read more about, what is officially called 'The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act (2020)' in the Government's official Press Release: “Blame game” ends as no-fault divorce

* Births in England and Wales: summary tables - 2020 dataset - Table 1

16th April 2022

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'No-Fault Divorce' - FNF BBC Radio Interview

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