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 parents - and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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