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Local Branch Meetings

We organise meetings all over the country for parents to meet and talk with others who are in a similar situation. Going to meetings and speaking to our experienced volunteers 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 run by FNF volunteers, some branches may invite outside helpers who offer advice, such as solicitors, McKenzie Friends or Cafcass/Social Workers who offer their time free of charge. Meetings can also be partly social occasions where you can chat and share experiences.

FNF meetings welcome all parents, grandparents, extended family and friends who may attend with, or on behalf, of a parent who needs help. You don't need to be a member to come to a meeting, but we hope you will become a member and help us to continue our essential work, or make a donation to support your local meeting.

If there are no meetings in your area, you may consider starting one yourself with FNF support. To find out more click here, please contact . 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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Upcoming Meetings

Harrow Branch Meetings
26 Oct 2019;
12:30PM - 02:00PM
London Central Meeting
28 Oct 2019;
08:00PM -
Harrow Branch Meetings
29 Oct 2019;
07:30PM - 09:30PM
Southport Meeting
31 Oct 2019;
08:00PM - 09:30PM
Exeter Meeting
31 Oct 2019;
08:00PM -
Harrow Branch Meetings
02 Nov 2019;
12:30PM - 02:00PM
Edinburgh Meeting
04 Nov 2019;
07:00PM -
Nottingham Meeting
04 Nov 2019;
07:30PM - 09:30PM
Northern Ireland Meeting
04 Nov 2019;
07:30PM -
Reading Meeting
04 Nov 2019;
08:00PM -
London Central Solicitor's Clinic
05 Nov 2019;
06:00PM - 08:00PM
Leeds Central Meeting
05 Nov 2019;
07:00PM -

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Upcoming Events

26/10/2019 Sat: Harrow Branch Meetings
28/10/2019 Mon: London Central Meeting
29/10/2019 Tue: Harrow Branch Meetings
31/10/2019 Thu: Southport Meeting
31/10/2019 Thu: Exeter Meeting
2/11/2019 Sat: Harrow Branch Meetings
4/11/2019 Mon: Edinburgh Meeting
4/11/2019 Mon: Nottingham Meeting
4/11/2019 Mon: Northern Ireland Meeting
4/11/2019 Mon: Reading Meeting
5/11/2019 Tue: London Central Solicitor's Clinic
5/11/2019 Tue: Leeds Central Meeting
5/11/2019 Tue: Newcastle Meeting
5/11/2019 Tue: Northampton Meeting
5/11/2019 Tue: Oxford Meeting (check day with branch)
5/11/2019 Tue: Harrow Branch Meetings
5/11/2019 Tue: London Central Meeting