Research Requests


Families Need Fathers often receives requests from academics and organisations looking to carry out research on separated families, particularly the experiences of dads.

Social research is of great importance in family law, and the evidence built up by researchers helps to drive forward improvements that can benefit children and families in the future.

We list current research requests below. If you are interested in the study and would like to find out more or take part, do contact the researchers on the details provided. If you would like to speak to us about any listed requests, or you are a researcher that would like to speak to us about a project, please email us on

Mediation - Wild Pictures

Splitting up or divorcing? Already separated but need to agree what happens next about your home, children or finances?

If you’re looking for a low cost separation, want to avoid court or hoping to keep things amicable, then we’d like to hear from you.

A BBC documentary series is working with National Family Mediation, the largest provider of family mediation in England and Wales that provides highly qualified family mediators to help separated couples come to agreement on vital issues.

1 in 3 marriages in Britain end in divorce, yet few people know there is a positive way to resolve practical problems and move forwards. We’re looking for separating/separated couples who could use mediation and are prepared to share their experience to help others learn about it. If you need help and are interested to know more about this ground-breaking series, please contact: Rhiannon on 07502112208 or

Male Victims of Domestic Violence - FNF BPM Cymru

FNF Both Parents Matter Cymru is a registered charity providing information, support and advice to parents and grandparents with child contact problems in Wales. Roughly 70% of those who approach us for help are men.

We are aware of the excellent work undertaken by Rights of Women and others capturing the experience of women who are victims of Domestic Violence. Their most recent report on the position of female victims can be accessed here

This survey was inspired by that work but is focused on the experience of MALE victims exclusively. 

Please only complete this survey if you are 

1. MALE - including transexuals identifying as male


2. identify as a victim of 'Domestic Violence' * (PLEASE NOTE)

You can access the survey here:

'Domestic Violence' is defined by the UK Government as:

Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This can encompass but is not limited to the following types of abuse:

  • psychological
  • physical
  • sexual
  • financial
  • emotional

The follow links contains more detail about the definition of domestic violence:


This survey is designed to be anonymous. Please ensure that you do not include any information that would identify yourself or others in completing the survey.







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