FNF Both Parents Matter Cymru

Croeso.. Welcome

WHAT DO YOU DO?

We help parents and grandparents who are being pushed out of the lives of the children they care about. We give you information, support and advice to try to make things better.

HOW CAN I GET HELP?

  1. Call our HELPLINE on 08456 00 4446 Monday to Friday 10am to 7pm (excl. Bank Holidays) for immediate support.
  2. Come to a face to face SUPPORT MEETING across Wales. Most are registered wih the Law Society's charity Law Works Cymru as Legal Clinics. You should be able to get FREE legal advice from a specialist family solicitor at the meeting. Please look at the locations and dates on the left hand side of this page. 

WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?

We hold the Mark from the DWP for Help and Support for Separated Families. We suggest you look at the SORTING OUT SEPARATION resource. 

We strongly recommend that you look at The Custody Minefield for detailed guidance on Family Law issues.

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The site is comprehensive and shows 

HOW TO COMPLETE A C100 COURT APPLICATION [INSERT DIRECT LINK TO THAT PAGE]

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP US?

VOLUNTEER

We are actively recruiting new volunteers for the charity in 3 areas:

ADVICE / EMOTIONAL SUPPORT / MARKETING & ADMINISTRATION

You can find out more by clicking on the Volunteer link on the black bar at the top of this page

FUNDRAISE

  • Become a Friend of the charity by making a regular contribution - see the link on the black bar above
  • Click the Donate button below the Facebook link above
  • Visit our Virgin Money Giving page [INSERT LINK TO THE VIRGIN PAGE]
  • Raise money for us by doing a sponsored walk / run / swim / bake sale etc
  • Go to a meeting and put £5 in the collecting tin

 

 

OTHER INFORMATION AND SUPPORT RESOURCES 

Click on underlined links below for more detailed information.

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Support Meetings across Wales

 

 

Splitting up?- Put kids first

Provided by OnePlusOne - this parenting plan will help you make child focussed arrangements

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Cynllun Magu Plant

The Helpline

08456 00 44 4608456 00 44 46 

Mon-Fri 10am to 7pm

or

0300 0300 110

outside these times.



Dads' Survey

 

We really need all dads to fill this one in ASAP.

That includes dads who do live with mum!

Please fill it in for us and use Facebook to point friends to this survey.

Parents

Choices range from thinking of separating to needing to go to court and to checking using DNA if you are the parent.

 News

Also Changes in Family Courts happening in April 2014

Details here

Going to Court

Link to C100 form, how to file your paperwork and lots of information about Courts and being a Litigant in Person.

 

Mediation

The changes in Family Law that came into force in April 2014 mean that although there are exemptions, most of you have to have attempted mediation. This section will help you find mediators and show you where the C100 asks for information about mediation.


Grandparents

and link to Grandparents Forum

 Events

Parental Alienation
 What help the Police may give you  Contact Centres Education
Volunteers section Domestic Violence
Governance 
Consultations

Charter for Action 2014

 

Parental Responsibility
 McKenzieFriends Child's section Links

Reports and Responses

includes our findings on Male participation in Family Support and Parenting Programmes in Wales 2014

Harrassment

Research

Steparents Forum

 

 

Volunteers' Support Forum

These are fledgling forums

Blog
Albums

We believe that Court should be the last option to resolve contact difficulties. If this is unavoidable, we recommend that you look at resources produced by HMCTS to help you understand the process. These can be found by clicking on Going to Court in the box above for more information. Please note that HMCTS is in the process of updating some of its resources to go alongside the changes in Family Law since April 2014.

 


 

Help and support for separated families
Branch website system developed for Families Need Fathers Both Parents Matter Cymru by Ideas Into Reality