This page has been provided by Families Need Fathers and briefly explains about some of their support services.
Families Need Fathers is a self-help charity providing information and support for separated and divorced parents and the extended family.
Our aim is to help make sure that children are brought up with the love and guidance of both parents, through ‘Shared Parenting’.
Support is provided by a national network of volunteers assisted by a small staff team. The help available is based on real experience and delivered by those who understand what it’s like to be a parent after separation.
Services we provide
A national telephone helpline - that operates from Monday to Friday, 6pm to 10pm on 0300 0300 363. You can discuss your situation with a sympathetic person who will listen and answer your questions.
Local branch meetings - we have branches all over the UK where you can get advice and support, talk through your situation and learn from the experiences of others.
Factsheets and publications - dealing with a wide range of issues from Parental Responsibility, schools and doctors to CAFCASS and representing yourself in court.
Our website - offering legal information, separation advice, and news 24 hours a day at www.fnf.org.uk.
Parent support workshops - informal sessions dealing with the challenges of being a separated parent, grandparent, new partner and so on. They cover a variety of topics, including improving communication with the ‘ex’ and dealing with feelings of anger, loss or helplessness. We also provide workshops for Litigants In Person.
Who can join?
Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in the work of Families Need Fathers. Our members include fathers, mothers, Parents with care and Non-resident parents, grandparents, new partners and friends.