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Notice of Families Need Fathers Annual General Meeting - Saturday 14th September 2019 

Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting to be held on Saturday 14th September at 3.30pm at JZ Young Lecture Theatre, University College London (UCL), Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT


Business at the AGM will be as follows:

  1. Welcome by FNF Chair Jerry Karlin
  2. Acceptance of Minutes of AGM of 23rd June 2018
    (you will need to login to FNF website first to download these minutes)
  3. Annual Report and Accounts 2017-18
  4. Confirmation of Trustees
  5. Appointment of Auditors
  6. Resolutions
  7. AOB

Close of Business

Attendance at the AGM part of the meeting is free of charge to all Members. 

No Trustees were due for re-election by rotation at the time of this AGM. Mairead McKeever, a family mediation professional, was co-opted to the Board as of 26th February 2019. Mairead is put forward by the Board for re-appointment at this AGM. Alison Bushell, an experienced court expert witness and independent social worker, was nominated to be elected to the board in accordance with FNF Articles. On the understanding of there being no reservations from the Board prior to this AGM, both Mairead and Alison will both be duly elected.

The following individuals will therefore be trustees as at 14th September 2019:

1. Jerry Karlin
2. Greg Downing
3. Phil Markham
4. Lee Grice
5. Andrew Crumpton
6. Wayne Martin
7. Ian Findlay
8. Robert Cheyne
9. Alexandra Lessing
10. Mairead McKeever
11. Alison Bushell


There are no qualifying proposals for resolutions to be put to the AGM in accordance with the notice duly given on 26th July 2019.

If you would like to find out a more about our activities over the last year and review some of our plans, please see the latest FNF Annual Report and Accounts for 2017-18.

Thank you, on behalf of the Board of FNF,


Michael Lewkowicz - 23rd August 2019

FNF Company Secretary

501 The Pill Box, 115 Coventry Road, London E2 6GG
Charity number: 276899
Company number: 01396139


Bookings for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2019 and conference are now open. The AGM part of the day is free to all Members to attend, but a separate free ticket must be booked. To benefit from our early-bird offer bookings for the conference at £12, please book now

The conference this year will focus on the issues that cause damaging delays in family courts with suggestions and discussions on how to reduce these.

Our speakers, who will be willing to take questions from attendees, will include:

Erin Pizzey - Founder of the first refuge for battered women and children and Women's Aid, but outraged that women were as capable of violence as men.
Alison Bushell - Court expert with expertise on Parental Alienation. Alison will address practical ways of dealing with this issue.
Dr Hamish Cameron - respected Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and FNF Patron, will contribute to the discussion on parental alienation.
Mairead McKeever - Family mediation professional and FNF Trustee. Mairead will talk about gaining benefit from mediation so it is not just another hurdle.
NACCC (National Association of Children Contact Centres) representatives will talk about the role contact centres can play in retaining relationships with children.
Sarah Phillimore - Experienced family barrister. Sarah will talk about the victim/perpetrator dichotomy and what can be done about it now and in the future.
More details will follow soon.

Please note that separate tickets must be obtained for the conference and for the AGM.

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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.

FNF are pleased to announce a partnership with MyDaddy who have built this excellent app for the significant proportion of fathers who are now newly sharing parenting after separation.

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