Call our National Helpline on 0300 0300 363
Check availability times

The UK's leading Shared Parenting charity

Press Releases

Victory for Children as Importance of a Relationship with Both Parents is set to be Recognised

Reports this morning in the press suggest that the Government will announce plans on Monday to introduce legislation ensuring children have the right to maintain a meaningful relationship with both parents following divorce and separation. This move would represent a tremendous step forward for family law, and benefit the thousands of children who lose contact with a loving parent unnecessarily each year.

 

Ken Sanderson, CEO of Families Need Fathers, commented, “A move to introduce legislation enshrining a child’s rights to an ongoing meaningful relationship with both parents would be a victory for children. For too long, we have seen children of many separating couples across the country lose out on the emotional and social benefits of a loving relationship with both parents following separation and divorce, and we are delighted that the government intends to address this situation. This is not a question of fathers’ or mothers’ rights; it is about protecting the rights of children to have two loving parents fully involved in their lives wherever possible, to the benefit of the children, their families, and wider society.”

 

 

Families Need Fathers will release a more detailed response on Monday, once the details of the Government proposals have been officially announced.

 

 

ENDS 

 

For comment, case studies or information please contact:

 

Ross Jones, Acting Director of Policy and Research 0300 0300 110

 

Vahsti Hale, Policy and Research Officer 0300 0300 110

 

 

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.

        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

23/09/2019 Mon: London Central Meeting
24/09/2019 Tue: Harrow Branch Meetings
25/09/2019 Wed: London East (Tower Hamlets)
25/09/2019 Wed: Cambridge Meeting
26/09/2019 Thu: Southport Meeting
26/09/2019 Thu: Exeter Meeting
28/09/2019 Sat: Harrow Branch Meetings
30/09/2019 Mon: Reading Meeting
30/09/2019 Mon: London Central Meeting
1/10/2019 Tue: Leeds Central Meeting
1/10/2019 Tue: Newcastle Meeting
1/10/2019 Tue: Northampton Meeting
1/10/2019 Tue: Oxford Meeting (check day with branch)
1/10/2019 Tue: Harrow Branch Meetings
2/10/2019 Wed: Manchester Meeting
2/10/2019 Wed: Epsom Meeting
2/10/2019 Wed: London West Meeting