FNF Research

Research in family law is crucial for informing policy, shaping legal precedents, and ultimately ensuring just outcomes for individuals and families navigating complex legal matters such as custody, divorce, and child support.

If you have any recommendation for research for us to include on our website or wish our assistance in undertaking any research please contact us from an academic email address emailing admin@fnf.org.uk.

Research on family and children post-separation, with a focus on achieving the best outcomes for all parties involved, is of paramount importance for promoting healthy family dynamics and ensuring the well-being of children.

We at Families Need Fathers (FNF) often play a crucial role in advocating for such research and often even participate in conducting studies ourselves.

A common finding in this research is the significance of maintaining meaningful and consistent relationships with both parents following separation. Studies consistently highlight the positive outcomes associated with shared parenting arrangements, where children spend substantial time with both parents. Such arrangements not only promote the child’s sense of security and stability but also foster strong bonds with each parent, contributing to their overall well-being.

This research encompasses a wide range of topics, including co-parenting arrangements, child contact agreements, parental involvement, and the emotional well-being of children. By conducting and supporting rigorous studies, we aim to provide evidence-based insights that inform policies, interventions, and support services tailored to the needs of families navigating separation.

About Families Need Fathers

Families Need Fathers, a recognized UK charity, offers valuable information and assistance to parents, regardless of marital status or gender.

FNF is dedicated to addressing the challenges associated with preserving a child’s connection with both parents amid and after family breakdowns. Established in 1974, FNF provides crucial support to thousands of parents annually.

For a membership fee that is less than the cost of a few minutes with a solicitor, individuals gain access to an extensive array of information and support that goes beyond what some legal professionals can offer.

What Our Service Users Say

” What an amazing organisation, offering help, support and advice. A really informative and pioneering charity. Thank you! ”

Families Need Fathers Testimonials - What Our Service Users Say

“ Excellent charity, and volunteers that gives hope and support with practical information, not only to fathers but grandparents / extended family too. A lifeline in devastating situations where ultimately the children are the focus. If contact with your child or grandchild is broken, this is the organization for all relevant information, support and understanding. ”

Families Need Fathers Testimonials - What Our Service Users Say

” I don’t know how I would have coped without the Shared Parenting knowledge and empowerment from the peer support of FNF. Women are welcome in most settings. ”

Families Need Fathers Testimonials - What Our Service Users Say

” FNF taught me about the realities of the UK Family Court system at a time when I was very vulnerable and in need of guidance. Their ‘Surviving Separation’ course is excellent. ”

Families Need Fathers Testimonials - What Our Service Users Say

” The only charity to support any parent or grandparent to regain contact with their child or children, I regularly attend the Manchester group once a month to provide support. ”

Families Need Fathers Testimonials - What Our Service Users Say

” Without this group I would have been lost. I am the grandmother of a son who had his children taken away by the mother and false allegations submitted to ensure no contact. It has been heart breaking but reading the stories, being part of a community and having access to meetings gives information, advice and the hope and knowledge that it can change. I will keep supporting my son and grandchildren so they are together in the future. ”

Families Need Fathers Testimonials - What Our Service Users Say

” Families Need Fathers is an inclusive organisation that supports mothers, fathers, and ultimately children. I have personally found their support to be invaluable and truly believe it has saved my life and helped me become a stronger, resilient, and positive human being, father, and husband. They have educated and coached with my own personal development, positive co-parenting, positive parenting, and Family Court and the legal/court process. In that order. The peer-to-peer support is unmatched…I’ve never experienced a more active and supportive group of individuals brought together by a single goal – Happy Families! ”

Families Need Fathers Testimonials - What Our Service Users Say

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