Families Need Fathers – Central London Branch (CLB)

We are an affiliate branch of the UK's leading shared parenting charity Families Need Fathers. We provide help, advice and support for those that are dealing with children's matters before, during and post relationship breakdown. All are welcome be they mothers, fathers, grand parents. There is no cost for attending our meetings although we encourage everyone to buy a drink and spend some money at the bar and a small donation toward CLB.  We also request visitors to consider becoming members of FNF to help our organisation to keep going in especially difficult times for all.

All matters are discussed in complete confidence under the Chatham House Rule.

The format of the evening once introductions have been made is to first allow newcomers to explain their circumstances and invite opinions/advice from those present who can maybe apply their own experiences and opinions.

Newcomers are not obliged to speak and are welcome to observe – we like to provide a relaxed, pressure free forum for discussion.

We then throw open the floor for others to discuss their own ongoing situations be they asking for advice or announcing progress or good news.

In addition we are able to offer regular solicitor clinics – these are provided free of charge and are subject to a first come first served basis and held between 6pm-8pm prior to the start of the meeting. This service is provided by a London Family Law solicitor. Please see details below.

The CLB meet every Monday (except Christmas and bank holidays) at:

The George
1 D'Arblay St
London W1F 8DG

Upstairs room

Please do not contact The George for information as they will not be able to assist. ALL enquiries should be directed to John Baker whose details have been provided below.

Nearest tube: Oxford Circus.

Solicitor clinic:

1st Monday of every month, subject to solicitor availability and holidays.  No solicitor's clinic on 1st Monday of August.

Queries about CLB:

John Baker: 0788 1644917 or contact: CLB.Meetings@fnf.org.uk



CLB Chair presents to the European Parliament Petitions Commission, Brussels, on UK Family Courts and children's matters


See also details of complete discussion dated 14 March 2014 from EU archives:

Full presentation of the father and various responses from the Petition Commission

View details of the follow-up meeting dated 11 Nov 2014

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