If you are separating or divorced and are worried about not seeing your children - or worried about the effect the breakdown of your relationship might have on them, Families Need Fathers can provide you with the support and information you need.
Our services are open to mothers, fathers, grandparents, new partners and extended families. We are an organisation dedicated to helping parents and their families continue to provide the love, care and support that their children need after separation - and are there to support parents and families in doing this - especially if you are having problems in coming to an agreement on your own.
An informative starting point is our Read Me First section.
Support and information is available in a number of ways:
•National Telephone Helpline - available from 9am - 10pm Monday to Friday, 10am - 3pm at weekends on 0300 0300 363.
•Local Branch Meetings - where you can get face-to-face help, surrport and advice, discuss your situation with others in similar circumstances and join like-minded individuals in supporting each other
•Expert Emotional Support - FNF is pleased to announce that Divorce Support Group is now offering expert emotional support in your locality. They offer individual, telephone or group counselling.
Members can also benefit from:
•Free downloadable Factsheets & Guides (available to non-members for a small price), including information on dealing with CAFCASS, making financial arrangments and representing yourself in court.
•Online Forum - connect with other people going through similar situations.
•Much more! Please click here for more information on membership benefits.
Scotland and Wales:
- If you are based in Scotland or Wales, there is Shared Parenting Scotland and FNF Cymru to support you. We provide a number of branch meetings in towns such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff and Swansea.
There are a number of other organisations that may also provide you with the information, services and help you need. Click here for links to other help and support.
We would strongly recommend making use of Cafcass' guide for separating parents, parenting plans, which can be downloaded here.