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FNF 2019 Conference and AGM Booking

Families Need Fathers 2019 Conference and AGM

London Euston - Saturday 14th September 2019

Book now to get early-bird discount

 

Bookings for our annual conference and AGM 2019 are now open. We are pleased to offer early-bird bookings for FNF members for the conference at £12. So please book now to make the most of this special offer. The Annual General Meeting part of the event, in the afternoon, is free to all Members to attend.

The conference this year will focus on the issues that cause damaging delays in family courts with suggestions and discussions on how to reduce these.

Don't miss out and book now!

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Spotlight on Child Protection in Family Courts - Update

Spotlight on Child Protection in Family Courts - Submit Your Response by 26th August 2019

Since our Newsletters on this subject of 31st May and 3rd July 2019, we informed you of the Government's announcement to have a review of how children and parents are protected in family courts. The call for evidence has been announced and, for all the flaws in the way that this review has been structured, it is important that they hear the many voices of good mums and dads who will be affected by conclusions of this report. So please respond to this review on the basis of your experience:

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Child Maintenance Debate

Child Maintenance Debate in Parliament 23rd July 2019
URGENT ACTION REQUIRED!

Deadline is Monday 22nd July at midday

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There’s going to be a debate on the Child Maintenance Service (CMS) on Tuesday next week, 23rd July 2019 at 2:30pm, in Westminster Hall at the House of Commons. The debate will be led by Martyn Day, the Member of Parliament for Linlithgow and East Falkirk.

He wants to hear about your experiences of Child Maintenance on the House of Commons Facebook page or through a short private survey.

 

Sorry for the short notice. We did not have much ourselves - the survey need only take a minute or three.

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Do you want to work for FNF? We are recruiting.

Families Need Fathers - because both parents matter

Operations and Marketing Officer
£24,000 to £28,000 depending on skills and experience

Closing date 18th August 2019

There is an enormous amount of work for us to do and we are delighted that we are in a position to recruit a full-time Operations and Marketing Officer, based at our national office in Bethnal Green. The role will be offered on a 12 month contract basis with the potential to renew and extend depending on funding and performance.

We have decided to look both internally and externally to fill this role. You can send your CV and covering letter to explain how you meet the person specification for the role to admin@fnf.org.uk with FNFOMO2019 in the subject heading. 

Please read full details of this role online.

 

Government Announce Consultation on Paternity Leave

Government to Consult on Extending Paternity Leave

FNF lobbying is making a difference. Could properly funded Paternity Leave become a reality?

Yesterday the Government announced their intention to consult on extending paternity leave. It would be difficult to over-state the importance of this initiative. When other countries introduced policies that properly support paternity leave, this was the single biggest factor that began the process of shared parenting after family separation. We will keep you informed of details of this consultation as they become available.

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FNF AGM 2019 - First Announcement

Advance Notice of Families Need Fathers Annual General Meeting and Conference - Saturday 14th September 2019 

Trustees hereby notify members of the date for an Annual General Meeting in London’s Euston on Saturday 14th September 2019. Details of the venue will be confirmed separately with the formal announcement and agenda for the AGM.

The vital administrative business of the charity benefits us by ensuring that we have Trustees who are able to support the development of our work. We cordially invite as many members as possible to attend. The AGM itself is expected (to be confirmed) to take place at 3:30pm.

Seminars and Discussions

There will be an opportunity to discuss the future direction of FNF at this conference as well as practical guidance on family justice. We will provide further details of registration and event speakers separately.

Please reserve the day in your diaries.

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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

19/08/2019 Mon: Glasgow Meeting
19/08/2019 Mon: London North Meeting (Solicitor Attending)
19/08/2019 Mon: Reading Meeting
19/08/2019 Mon: London Central Meeting
20/08/2019 Tue: Manchester Meeting
20/08/2019 Tue: Hastings Meeting
20/08/2019 Tue: Harrow Branch Meetings
21/08/2019 Wed: London West Meeting
24/08/2019 Sat: Harrow Branch Meetings
26/08/2019 Mon: London Central Meeting
27/08/2019 Tue: Harrow Branch Meetings
28/08/2019 Wed: London East (Tower Hamlets)
29/08/2019 Thu: Southport Meeting
29/08/2019 Thu: Exeter Meeting
31/08/2019 Sat: Harrow Branch Meetings
2/09/2019 Mon: London Central Solicitor's Clinic
2/09/2019 Mon: Edinburgh Meeting