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The UK's leading Shared Parenting charity

Aims and Objectives

Families Need Fathers is a registered UK charity which provides information and support to parents, including unmarried parents, of either sex. FNF is chiefly concerned with the problems of maintaining a child's relationship with both parents during and after family breakdown. Founded in 1974, FNF helps thousands of parents every year.

The annual subscription costs less than a few minutes of a solicitor's time, and gives access to a wide range of information and support that is beyond the scope of some lawyers.

 What we believe

  • Children have a right to a continuing loving relationship with both parents
  • Children need to be protected from the harm of losing contact with one parent
  • Both parents should be treated equally and shared parenting should be encouraged
  • Each parent has a unique contribution to make to their children's development
  • The Family Courts should be backed by a nationally funded mediation service
  • Litigation is not the preferred route for resolving post separation children's matters

What we do

  • We work to increase awareness of the problems of family breakdown
  • We produce booklets, leaflets, a website and a regular newsletter
  • We hold local self-help branch meetings throughout the UK
  • We provide support to members through our internet forums
  • We operate a national helpline as a member of the Telephone Helplines Association
  • We have a network of volunteer telephone contacts
  • We run Parenting Support workshops
  • We provide speakers and case studies for the press and media
  • We participate in family policy forums and seminars
  • We respond to government consultations
  • We lobby Parliament and the legal profession
  • We collate and promote relevant research information
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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

18/12/2017 Mon: Glasgow Meeting
18/12/2017 Mon: Reading Meeting
18/12/2017 Mon: London Central Meeting
18/12/2017 Mon: London North Meeting
19/12/2017 Tue: Hastings Meeting
19/12/2017 Tue: Manchester Meeting
19/12/2017 Tue: Harrow Branch Meetings
20/12/2017 Wed: London West Meeting & Solicitor Clinic
21/12/2017 Thu: Wakefield Meeting
21/12/2017 Thu: Newcastle Meeting
21/12/2017 Thu: Aberdeen Meeting
23/12/2017 Sat: Harrow Branch Meetings
27/12/2017 Wed: Cambridge Meeting
28/12/2017 Thu: London East (Tower Hamlets)
28/12/2017 Thu: Exeter Meeting
1/01/2018 Mon: London Central Solicitor Clinic
1/01/2018 Mon: Edinburgh Meeting