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Families Need Fathers

Families Need Fathers is firstly a social care organisation, helping parents whose children's relationship with them is under threat. We offer information, advice and support services for parents on how to do the best for their children. We are the only organisation that provides these services on a national basis.

Families Need Fathers seeks to obtain, for the children, the best possible blend of both parents in the lives of children; enough for the children to realise that both parents are fully involved in their lives. Legally, parents should be of equal status.

If you are separating or divorced and are worried about not seeing your children - or worried about the effect the breakdown of your relationship might have on them, Families Need Fathers can provide you with the support and information you need.

Our services are open to mothers, fathers, grandparents, new partners and extended families. We are an organisation dedicated to helping parents and their families continue to provide the love, care and support that their children need after separation - and are there to support parents and families in doing this - especially if you are having problems in coming to an agreement on your own.

An informative starting point is our Read Me First section.

Support and information is available in a number of ways:

National Telephone Helpline - available from Monday to Friday, 6pm to 10pm on 0300 0300 363

Local branch meetings - where you can get face-to-face help, surrport and advice, discuss your situation with others in similar circumstances and join like-minded individuals in supporting each other

Expert emotional support - FNF is pleased to announce that Divorce Support Group is now offering expert emotional support in your locality. They offer individual, telephone or group counselling.

Members can also benefit from:

•Free downloadable factsheets (available to non-members for a small price), including information on dealing with CAFCASS, making financial arrangments and representing yourself in court.

Online Forum - connect with other people going through similar situations.

•Much more! Please click here for more information on membership benefits.



Who to contact

0300 0300 363

Where to go

Curtain Road

Time / Date Details

Time of day
Session Information
7am - midnight seven days a week

Other Details

Additional Notes
Local or not? : Local group details can be found on website


Do they charge? : No, but there is an annual membership subscription of £30


Age Ranges
Referral required


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