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Study into the impact of family breakdown on wellbeing

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How much distress do men and women experience when going through a family separation?

Dr. John Barry of University College London is working in association with FNF to find out about the impact of family breakdown on wellbeing.

It is totally confidential and ethically approved, and the study will help to improve knowledge of what aspects of the breakdown cause the most stress e.g. family court hearings, child access etc. Whether you are a father or a mother, if you are still going through family separation and/or making arrangements for your children in family courts, through mediation or privately, then your participation would be welcome. The more people that take part the more persuasive the results will be.

The study will involve an online survey taking about 2 minutes to complete. It will be done several times over a year, so in total will take about one hour of your time over a 12 month period.

If you want to take part, please email Dr. Barry for further information, john.barry@ucl.ac.uk who will provide you with a code to activate https://tinyurl.com/yagzh8ca.

FNF is not only supporting this research but sponsoring it financially. The results of this study will be published and form part of a programme of work we will be doing to help policymakers make informed decisions when reforming family justice and other related policies, so please support it and share this with friends to whom it may be relevant.

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Celebrity Big Brother – a National Newspaper Looking for 'False Allegations' Stories

 

Following recent false allegations being made on Celebrity Big Brother, a national newspaper is looking for men who have been victims of false allegations of violence by women to talk about their experience. It is for a sensitive feature following the controversy in the Celebrity Big Brother house and aimed at showing the lasting effects such a false allegation can have. The person would need to be photographed and identified and available for a short phone interview on Friday, September 7th.

We appreciate this is a very sensitive issue and acknowledge that ongoing legal issues may mean it isn't possible to talk openly about this. Even if your family court case is over, you must consider any impact on your children of agreeing to appear in the media. 

If, however, these obstacles don’t apply to you then please contact Kate on 0787 292 1219  tomorrow morning.

In any case you may be interested to read the way we covered the story on Facebook here.

 

Housing and Shared Parenting in London

RDF Television (the makers of ‘Secret Life of 5 Year Olds’ and ‘Shop Well For Less’) are in the process of developing a non-transmittable ‘pilot’ for a major broadcaster which will be focusing on the varying difficulties faced by people living in London, including finding and having accommodation. They’d like to hear from a range of people on their opinions on having a lodger and whether this is something they may be willing to try, and take part in this project.

They are hosting a focus group in the format of a ‘Speed-Dating’ event where people considering renting out their room or lodging with others will come together to discuss and meet likeminded people. They are interested to hear how single parents or those who share ‘custody’ of their children manage living in London and what options they might explore in terms of living in London.

The event will be during the day (between 10am and 6pm) at a location in Islington, North London, on Thursday 20th September 2018. Expenses will be reimbursed.

If you are interested in attending and/or would like to know more about this project, please call Ellie from the Development team at RDF as soon as possible on 0207 013 4277 or email ellie.russell@rdftelevision.com

Is Misogyny about to be Classified as a Hate Crime in UK Legislation?

What about Misandry – or are men not Worth It?

Last month, it was announced that a review by the Law Commission would look at whether offences driven by misogyny - dislike, contempt or ingrained prejudice against women - should be treated as hate crimes.
And now it's emerged the same review will also consider the opposite - crimes motivated by misandry - hostility towards men.

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New FNF Branch Opening!

 New FNF Branch Opening in Newquay

We are delighted to announce that a new FNF local meeting is starting up in Newquay, Cornwall

The first meeting for FNF Cornwall will be on the 15th October 2018 from 7.30-9.30 (and thereafter every 3rd Monday of the month)

The address is:

Newquay Christian Centre (NCC)
Rear entrance on Seymour Avenue
Newquay
TR7 1BL

Anyone planning to attend, please aim for the back of the Job Centre.  The door to the Newquay Christian Centre (NCC) is the first white door situated to the left of the Job Centre building. There will be a sign up.

The local organisers can be contacted via Newquay.Meetings@fnf.org.uk

If you live locally, please go and support Maureen who is organising it with the support of Steve Double who is the local MP.

Please check our Branch List page for any last minute details


 

Report on Use and Abuse of Non-Molestation Orders

FNF have published an analytical report on the increasing use of Non-Molestation Orders (NMOs) which have gone up by 37% since 2013/14 with a clear spike when Legal Aid was scrapped, other than in cases involving allegations of domestic violence. A further spike started last year after restrictions were placed on police bail. Determined FNF volunteer, Richard Nixon, has obtained regional and individual court data on NMOs issued through Freedom of Information requests that form the backbone of our report which you can download here. It is encouraging that The President of the Family Division, Lord Justice McFarlane and the Ministry of Justice have shown an interest in our report.

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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

 

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