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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?


FNF_Media Our tips have info for parents who will not be spending Christmas with their children this year:
FNF_Media @kathringerling @DrPDickinson Absolutely, parents should always put the children's interest first and work together whenever possible.
FNF_Media Coping with Separation: FNF article in the latest edition of the National Parent Guide (page 92-93) @TIPSLtd
FNF_Media A sad article in the Telegraph highlighted the difficulties many separated fathers face as Christmas approaches:
FNF_Media RT @cmoptions: We can help dad's too to make informed decisions about child maintenance arrangements - see for more …
FNF_Media Need guidance or support about seeing your children after separation? Find details for our December meetings here:
FNF_Media Further coverage of Sir James Munby's speech at the FNF AGM in Family Law Week @familylawweek :
FNF_Media Could any dads help with a study on experiences of looking after children when they are ill? More details here:
FNF_Media Legal aid procedures causing problems for the Family Court, according to President of the Family Division:
FNF_Media RT @Brynley_H: Been there with this & failed dismally, as my family can testify. Sound advice for parents from @FNF_Media could help http:/…
FNF_Media RT @FamilyCourtHelp: #MerryXmas to all parents..whether you are with your kids or not. This makes me fill up. #paren
FNF_Media RT @ullainoxford: @FNF_Media Please get in touch if interested! V v keen to include dads' experiences. thank you
FNF_Media RT @StoweFamilyLaw: Legal aid skewing family courts, says senior judge
FNF_Media "I know how 'Kafkaesque' the Family Court can be" -
FNF_Media RT @drsue2014: @fps_cic @FNF_Media @matchmothers Rejected, alienated or estranged - peer support can help.
FNF_Media Merry Christmas from everyone at Families Need Fathers!
FNF_Media Our Central London branch meeting tonight has moved to The Penderel's Oak, High Holborn, WC1V 7HS. More details here:
FNF_Media The full transcript of Sir James Munby's speech to the Families Need Fathers AGM is now available on our website:

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

29/12/2014 Mon: Reading Meeting
30/12/2014 Tue: London North West (Harrow) Meeting
3/01/2015 Sat: London North West (Harrow) Meeting
5/01/2015 Mon: London Central Solicitor Clinic
5/01/2015 Mon: Ipswich Meeting
5/01/2015 Mon: Manchester Meeting
5/01/2015 Mon: Oxford Meeting (check day with branch)
5/01/2015 Mon: Barnstaple Meeting
5/01/2015 Mon: London Central Meeting
6/01/2015 Tue: Newcastle Meeting
6/01/2015 Tue: Leeds Central Meeting
6/01/2015 Tue: Bristol Meeting