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Our history page is currently being redeveloped; be sure to check back soon for the full article!
In the meantime, you may want to check out our Message from Bob Geldof, or The First Article, which was the letter one of the charity's founders sent to the Guardian newspaper in 1974 to announce the establishment of Families Need Fathers.
Our Aims and Objectives can also tell you more about the charity, and what we do.
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  • 2 out of 3 allegations of abuse judged or found to be false! This is according to research into contested family law cases in Scotland by Professor Tommy MacKay. See our press release for more information here: If you like this then Like us. Better still, follow us! To receive our Newsletters too please register with us for free or become a member at
  • Presented by our - East London Branch Strengthening Families - Strengthening Communities A Parenting Program for Mums and Dads living apart 13 Weekly sessions at 6.30 – 9.00pm - Starting 26th Sept
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  • In view of our last post on 50/50 co-parenting research, we thought it worth reposting this article from a year ago about mothers' feelings in such circumstances. Separated fathers have been struggling to cope with losing some or even all time with their children for years. If parents can no longer live together they must both try to remember that working together for the children is even more important after separation. It's sad to be without one's kids but good to know they are happy and thriving with the other parent with just as much love for them. The many comments posted in the DM article are worth a look too. One commenter said "Build a bridge and get over it". This is not as heartless as it may sound. More like tough love? We need those bridges, and building them can be fulfilling...
  • We told you so!! Don't forget to like this or our page to help us get the word out.
  • This unusually short-sighted and rather condescending item shows just how blindly and dogmatically a particular tradition can be preserved - whilst shedding no light on the reasons for doing so whatsoever! In fact it has, by rubbing our noses in the principle, highlighted just how important it is for this to be reviewed! The two issues may well be treated separately, but should they, when doing so may trigger so many of the behaviours which characterise the outcome failures of the family justice system? We believe that parents' responsibilities - all of them - whether financial, emotional or moral, should be considered as a whole when deciding children's futures.

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

26/09/2017 Tue: Harrow Branch Meetings
27/09/2017 Wed: Cambridge Meeting
28/09/2017 Thu: London East (Tower Hamlets)
28/09/2017 Thu: Exeter Meeting
30/09/2017 Sat: Harrow Branch Meetings
2/10/2017 Mon: London Central Solicitor Clinic
2/10/2017 Mon: Edinburgh Meeting
2/10/2017 Mon: Reading Meeting
2/10/2017 Mon: London Central Meeting
3/10/2017 Tue: Newcastle Meeting
3/10/2017 Tue: Leeds Central Meeting
3/10/2017 Tue: Oxford Meeting (check day with branch)
3/10/2017 Tue: Northampton Meeting
4/10/2017 Wed: Manchester Meeting
4/10/2017 Wed: Northern Ireland Meeting
4/10/2017 Wed: London West Meeting & Solicitor Clinic
4/10/2017 Wed: Epsom Meeting