Listing Category

Campaigns and provides support for parents of either gender who because of family breakdown have restricted contact with their children. We also help grandparents and others affected by these issues.

Who We Are

Parental divorce or separation should not mean that children lose the love and care of one of their parents.
Families Need Fathers seeks to obtain 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. Responsibilities and obligations, caring and financial, should be fairly shared between the parents.

FNF 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.

Aims and Objectives

Families Need Fathers is a registered UK charity which provides information and support to parents, including unmarried parents, of either sex. FNF is chiefly concerned with the problems of maintaining a child's relationship with both parents during and after family breakdown. Founded in 1974, FNF helps thousands of parents every year.

Annual Membership costs less than a few minutes of a solicitor's time, and gives access to a wide range of information and support that is beyond the scope of some lawyers.

What We Believe

Children have a right to a continuing loving relationship with both parents
Children need to be protected from the harm of losing contact with one parent
Both parents should be treated equally and shared parenting should be encouraged
Each parent has a unique contribution to make to their children's development
The Family Courts should be backed by a nationally funded mediation service
Litigation is not the preferred route for resolving post separation children's matters

What We Do

We work to increase awareness of the problems of family breakdown
We produce booklets, leaflets, a website and a regular newsletter
We hold local self-help branch meetings throughout the UK
We provide support to members through our online Forum
We operate a national helpline as a member of the Telephone Helplines Association
We have a network of volunteer telephone contacts
We run Parenting Support workshops
We provide speakers and case studies for the press and media
We participate in family policy forums and seminars
We respond to government consultations
We lobby Parliament and the legal profession
We collate and promote relevant research information

National Office location:
Families Need Fathers
Unit 501
The Pill Box Building
115 Coventry Road
E2 6GG

Opening Times
Helpline: Mon-Fri 9am-10pm, Weekends 10am-3pm
Service Area
0300 0300 110
Contact Name
Andrew Casey
Address Line 1
The Pill Box Building
Address Line 2
115 Coventry Rd
Post Code
E2 6GG