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Welcome to Families Need Fathers

FNF is a charity chiefly concerned with the problems of maintaining a child's relationship with both parents during and after family breakdown. We offer information, advice and support services to help parents to achieve a positive outcome for their children. Our Forum and our network of over 50 UK Branches also offer the pro-bono guidance of solicitors and others familiar with the family courts.

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If you require detailed information or individual support for your case then please consider joining FNF - where as a member, you will gain access to our Forum in which experienced Volunteers, including solicitors and McKenzie Friends can answer your questions.  Another option is for you to visit your nearest FNF Branch where meetings are run by experienced and knowledgeable Volunteers who are ready to help you.  Some of the more established branches run solicitors' clinics for the benefit of our members.  We also have a telephone Helpline which can provide a more general form of support.

Membership of FNF costs £39 (or less if you opt for recurring payments).  This is less than a few minutes of a typical solicitor's time - and it lasts for a year.  We think you will quickly appreciate the value of the information and support that we provide.  Why not join now?


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FNF_Media Our tips have info for parents who will not be spending Christmas with their children this year:
FNF_Media RT @drsue2014: @fps_cic @FNF_Media @matchmothers Rejected, alienated or estranged - peer support can help.
FNF_Media RT @FamilyCourtHelp: #MerryXmas to all parents..whether you are with your kids or not. This makes me fill up. #paren
FNF_Media @kathringerling @DrPDickinson Absolutely, parents should always put the children's interest first and work together whenever possible.
FNF_Media Interesting article in the Telegraph today about parental alienation:
FNF_Media RT @fest4westham: "When I'm older, I want to be like you dad" 6yr old's priceless words during school run. #fatherhood #DadAndSon @FNF_Medi
FNF_Media Our Central London branch meeting tonight has moved to The Penderel's Oak, High Holborn, WC1V 7HS. More details here:
FNF_Media A sad article in the Telegraph highlighted the difficulties many separated fathers face as Christmas approaches:
FNF_Media RT @DJMarjoribanks: @FNF_Media Pls RT: @Relate_charity seeking separated parents for survey to inform service, WIN an iPad Air 2! https://t…
FNF_Media RT @ullainoxford: @FNF_Media Pls RT? Oxford Uni seeking fathers to share past experiences of disabled/chronically ill child with flu http:/…
FNF_Media Need guidance or support about seeing your children after separation? Find details for our January meetings here:
FNF_Media "I know how 'Kafkaesque' the Family Court can be" -
FNF_Media Merry Christmas from everyone at Families Need Fathers!

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.

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Upcoming Events

26/01/2015 Mon: London Central Meeting
27/01/2015 Tue: Leeds West Meeting
27/01/2015 Tue: London North West (Harrow) Meeting
28/01/2015 Wed: Cambridge Meeting
28/01/2015 Wed: Burton On Trent Meeting
29/01/2015 Thu: Exeter Meeting
29/01/2015 Thu: Southport Meeting
31/01/2015 Sat: London North West (Harrow) Meeting
2/02/2015 Mon: London Central Solicitor Clinic
2/02/2015 Mon: Edinburgh Meeting
2/02/2015 Mon: Oxford Meeting (check day with branch)
2/02/2015 Mon: Manchester Meeting