Call our National Helpline on 0300 0300 363
Check availability times

The UK's leading Shared Parenting charity

×

Error

There was a problem loading image share_save_171_16.png

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.

Our concerns are that Non-Molestation Orders, often obtained through witness statements alone, can lead to people unnecessarily getting a criminal record while their ex-partners obtain Legal Aid to support their allegations. Meanwhile the targets of these NMOs are left having to prove their innocence without any legal support. Most importantly, when based on false allegations, these NMOs greatly disrupt the process of restoring contact with good parents (almost always dads).

The Guardian covered the story too (see here). Also, our Press Release is available here.

 

        Forgot Login?  

Join us now...
Consider a small donation...

FNF will receive 5% of anything you spend with Amazon using this link.

Try it now and bookmark it for future use!

 

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

17/12/2018 Mon: Glasgow Meeting
17/12/2018 Mon: London North Meeting
17/12/2018 Mon: Reading Meeting
18/12/2018 Tue: Manchester Meeting
18/12/2018 Tue: Hastings Meeting
18/12/2018 Tue: Harrow Branch Meetings
20/12/2018 Thu: Aberdeen Meeting
20/12/2018 Thu: Wakefield Meeting
22/12/2018 Sat: Harrow Branch Meetings
27/12/2018 Thu: London East (Tower Hamlets)
27/12/2018 Thu: Exeter Meeting
1/01/2019 Tue: Leeds Central Meeting
1/01/2019 Tue: Newcastle Meeting
1/01/2019 Tue: Northampton Meeting
1/01/2019 Tue: Oxford Meeting (check day with branch)
2/01/2019 Wed: Manchester Meeting
2/01/2019 Wed: Epsom Meeting