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Families Need Fathers Charter 2015

For immediate release: 18th June 2015

 

Families Need Fathers Charter 2015

Charter updated for Father's Day outlines key principles the charity pursues for family law reform

June 2015 is being celebrated in Britain and around the world as the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the Great Charter of Liberties.

The FNF family (England, Wales and Scotland) has updated its Charter ahead of Father’s Day to remind legislators and professionals involved in the administration of family law of the principles which underpin our charity.

  • No child should be denied a full and loving relationship with both their parents unless it has been proven that such a relationship presents a risk to the child;
  • The family justice system should promote collaboration and shared parenting between parents following separation;
  • Family courts need to respond swiftly to breaches of Child Arrangement Orders, to ensure that relationships between children and the parent they do not live with day-to-day are not compromised;
  • Information and support services should be easily accessible for separated parents throughout the different pathways of the family justice system;
  • The important contribution of fathers, mothers, grandparents and the wider family should be promoted wherever possible, in both family policy and wider society.

Jerry Karlin, Chair of Families Need Fathers, said, “Our updated Charter details the key areas of improvement that we would like to see both within family law and wider society. This, we believe would greatly benefit separating families. The more detailed proposals set out within the Charter will provide the focus of our work. Looking forward, we will seek to achieve progress on these principles for both our members and for the thousands of families who rely on the support of the family justice system each year.”

The full details of the Charter, including specific details for each principle outlined here, can be downloaded via http://www.fnf.org.uk/about-us-2/aims-and-objectives/families-need-fathers-charter.

 

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For comment, case studies or information please contact:

England & Wales: Lewkowicz, media@fnf.org.uk, 0300 0300 110

Scotland: Ian Maxwell, ian.maxwell@fnfscotland.org, 0131 557 2440

Note for editors:

Families Need Fathers (FNF) is a registered charity providing information and support on shared parenting issues arising from family breakdown, and support to divorced and separated parents, irrespective of gender or marital status. 

Our primary concern is the maintenance of the child’s relationship with both parents.

Founded in 1974, FNF helps thousands of parents every year.

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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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