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We've found that it helps for parents to talk to others who are in a similar situation and are able to share their experiences. That's why we organise meetings all over the country. Our members can talk to and support each other directly, share their experiences and provide help. You may be looking for others to talk to, or need help of specific sorts - this is especially useful if you are going through a court process, as many of our members choose to represent themselves with the support of other FNF members.

Meetings are organised and run by FNF members who are volunteers. Meetings vary in size, frequency and nature. Some branches may invite non FNF members to participate and offer advice, such as representatives of organisations like CAFCASS or even solicitors who will offer their time free of charge. Meetings can also be partly social occasions where you can talk about issues that you may not be able to at other times.

Please note that our meetings are open to all - if you are a grandparent, aunt, uncle, family friend who would like to attend on behalf of your son, daughter, sibling etc. then we will make you very welcome.

Equally, if you are visiting a meeting and would like a parent, brother, sister or friend to accompany you, they are also welcome to attend.

You are not obliged to be a member if you come along to a meeting, but if you feel you would like to come more often, we hope you will join and become a member and help us to continue to support you and so many others in the future.

If there aren't meetings already in your area, you may wish to consider starting one up. If you would like to find out more, please contact

To find out about the other services available to you as a member, see Join Us


Below is our FNF GOOGLE MAP which shows meeting locations, times, contact details and additional information about speakers etc.

For details of branches in Wales, please see the FNF BPM Cymru website, or call 08456 004446.


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Branch Meeting List

England and Northern Ireland

Listings followed by ' * ' are branches; these groups have a formal committee and constitution. Those without ' * ' are meetings with no formal committee or constitution. Branches and meetings both offer support and guidance to parents, grandparents and wider family. All are welcome!

We wish we had more branches to offer you, but please only contact branches nearest you as our branch volunteers are unable to cover all parts of the country. Thank you.

Venue Date & Time Contact

London Central*

The George
1 D'Arblay St
London W1F 8DG

Upstairs room

(nearest station: Oxofd Circus)

8.00pm every Monday (excluding Bank Holidays)

Solicitor clinic 6-8pm
1st Monday of each month
subject to availability


NB we would appreciate your help to ensure that we can continue to use this venue by purchasing a drink. Thank you


Vincent McGovern 07944 295 672

More info

London North*

Tally Ho Pub, High Road
North Finchley
N12 0BP

8.00pm, 3rd Monday of each month.

Vincent: 07944 295 672

London South & Bromley*

27-29 East Street
7:30pm -10pm, 2nd Tuesday of each month.

John: 07747 001726

London West*

The Crowne Plaza Hotel
Bridges Wharf
SW11 3RP

7.30pm - 9.30pm, 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.

Solicitor Clinic 1st and 3rd Wednesday.

 James: 020 8871 0823 (9.30am - 6.00pm, Monday - Friday only)


London East (Tower Hamlets)*

Unit C5 3 Bradbury Street
London N16 8JN

Use entry phone for access Nearest Tube Dalston Junction/Kingsland Over Ground Buses 67, 76, 149, 243, 488

6.30pm - 9pm
2nd and 4th Thursday
of each month.

(Pro bono solicitor
advice open to members
during meeting)

Ian: 07943 054 258

London North West (Harrow)

The Three Wishes
20 The Broadwalk
Pinner Road
North Harrow
7.30pm-9.30pm every Tuesday and 12:30pm-2pm every Saturday (Except 18 March 2017)

Bal Sanghera 07714 244 447

David: 07792 185 789

More Info


Bristol (Website)

Barton Hill Settlement
43 Ducie Road
Barton Hill
7.30pm, 2nd Tuesday of each month.

0871 237 2375

Cambridge (Branch Page)

Arbury Community Centre
Campkin Road
7.30pm, 2nd & 4th Wednesday each month.

Ian: 07960 527528

*Brian: 07801 233831

*Only 7.30 to 11pm Mon to Fri


  Phone and email support by arrangement

Crawley, Horsham & Horley

Crawley Labour and Social Club
Ifield Avenue
West Green
Crawley Sussex
RH11 7AJ


Meetings 2nd Monday of
each month (except August) at 7.30pm


Richard: 07762 380633


The Green Man
71 High Street
Ewell Village
KT17 1RX

7.30pm - 10.30pm, 1st Wednesday of each month.

0300 0300 110

Check date and time of next meeting:

Exeter* (Website)

White Ensign Club (Next door to St George Meeting House)
Trinity House
South Street
8.00pm, last Thursday of each month.

Peter: 01395 270665 / 07887 543569


Friends Meeting House
36 Tilford Road
8.00pm, 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Steve: 01428 727 373


The White Rock Hotel
East Sussex
TN34 1JU
7.00 - 9.00pm, 3rd Tuesday of each month. 
**18th April - Meeting cancelled due to illness**
Jo - 07415 857186

Hemel Hempstead

St Paul's, Parish Room
Hemel Hempstead

7:00pm, 2nd Wednesday of every month. Christian: 07939 222752

Keith: 01442 236229


Dencora Business Centre
36  White House Road
6.30-8.30pm, 2nd Monday of each month

Andrew: 07798 640 022

Kevin: 07510 665 493

Victoria: 07764 844 194

Leeds Central* (Website)

Veritas Ale & Wine Bar
43 Great George Street,

7.00pm, 1st Tuesday of each month. (see website for details).


Quaker Meeting House
16 Queens Road
7:00pm to 9:00pm on 2nd Tuesday of each month. Wayne: 0116 243 3349


New venue for Thursday 3rd November 2016 only

The Philharmonic Pub

36 Hope Street


L1 9BX

(corner of Hope Street and Hardman Street)


From 1st December 2016 venue will be

Fly in the Loaf (first floor)
Hardman Street
L1 9AS

7.00pm - 9pm, 1st Thursday of every month.

Mark:07973 825848

Manchester* (Website)

Friends Meeting House 
6 Mount Street
M2 5NS

7.00pm, 1st Wednesday of every month 

Charles: 07943 358511

Lee: 07523 316477

Gibfield Enterprise Centre
Suite 3
1 Gibfield Park Avenue
Atherton, Manchester
M46 0SU

7.00pm, 3rd Tuesday of every month

Charles: 07943 358511

Lee: 07523 316477

Newcastle* (Website)

Ouseburn Community Centre
Mowbray Street
Newcastle upon Tyne

7.00pm - 9.30pm, 1st Tuesday and 3rd Thursday of each month.

 07493 506074


Training Room, TESCO
Weston Favell Shopping Centre

7.30pm - 9.30pm, 1st Tuesday each month.

Peter: 07816 905439

Northern Ireland

Hudson Bar
Gresham Street
7.30pm, 1st Wednesday of each month.

Joe: 07711 022 151

Nottingham* (Website)

Network Studios
22a Forest Road West
7.30 pm, 1st Thursday of each month.

Neil: 07793 704 469 (outside of office hrs)


Duke of Monmouth
260 Avenue Road

7.00pm, either 1st Monday or 1st Tuesday each month. Please check with the branch for details. 


Rick: 07921 857 558

Plymouth (Website)

Various venues - see branch site

Meetings are on the 1st or 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm.

Andy: 01752 793 325

Reading* (Website)

The Bell
The Street
Waltham St Lawrence
RG10 0JJ

8:00pm, 1st, 3rd, 5th Monday of each month (on Tuesday if the Monday falls on a bank holiday).

Please contact the Branch to confirm details on these dates.

Ring to check:
Alain: 07876 680256
Pub telephone: 0118 394178
For enquiries please visit:


Old Queens Head
Pond Street
S1 2BG
7.30pm, 2nd Monday of each month.

Mark:01246 268 174

Solent (Website)

Tescos Extra Havant
Solent Rd
Havant Hampshire
Always check for details of next  meeting

Allan: 07722 444480

Southport (Website)

This branch is closed until further notice

  Please contact the FNF office on 0300 0300 110


Wakefield* (Website)

Henry Boons Public House
130 Westgate

7.00pm the 3rd Thursday of each month.


York (Website)

The Meeting Room
Church of Saint Paulinus
Monkton Road
YO31 9AX
7.00pm - 8.30pm, 2nd Tuesday of each month.


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Venue Date & Time Contact

FNF Scotland National Office

10 Palmerston Place
EH12 5AU
For meetings in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Stirling and Glasgow, see other entries.

Ian or John: 0131 557 2440


Committee Room
Queens Cross Church
Albyn Place
Aberdeen AB10 1YN
7.00pm to 9.00pm, 3rd Thursday of each month.

Ian or John: 0131 557 2440


10 Palmerston Place
EH12 5AU
7.00pm to 9.00pm, 1st Monday of each month.

Ian or John: 0131 557 2440


71-73 Albion St
Merchant Square
G1 1NY (in conservatory)
7.00pm, 3rd Monday of each month.


Alastair: 0131 557 2440


Family Life Centre
2nd floor, 61-63 Murray Place
7.00pm - 9pm, 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Ian or John: 0131 557 2440


ProLife Fitness Centre
98 New Sneddon Street
  PA3 2BD
7.00pm - 9pm, 1st Tuesday of each month.

Alastair: 0131 557 2440

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For details of branches in Wales, please see the FNF BPM Cymru website, or call 08456 004446.


Please note that sometimes local meetings scheduled for bank holidays will not take place or be postponed to another date due to closures of premises, etc. Many meetings do not take place in July and August.

Those intending to visit meetings at such times should call the contact number(s) listed for the individual branch before travelling.

Important - The FNF Branch Officers organising FNF meetings cannot charge for support or advice given at the meeting and on the meeting premises. However there may be solicitors and/or McKenzie Friends present who may wish to provide visitors with services outside the meeting. The organiser has the responsibility to ensure that no business is solicited by anyone during meetings. FNF does not recommend the services of such providers who may be present although we maintain a McKenzie Friends Listing. who have undertaken to abide by the FNF McKenzie Friend Charter Please note that any such providers provide their services entirely independently of FNF and it is the responsibility of any prospective service user to ensure that the provider has the qualifications and experience necessary to meet their needs. Providers should always provide users with full service and fee information before entering into any commitments to provide services. FNF generally advises against paying in advance for any services.

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