FNF Both Parents Matter Cymru
Helpline - 07530382809 or 08456 004446 10am-7pm weekdays
Calls to 0845 number charged at 50p per minute by BT
FNF Both Parents Matter Cymru
Our Swansea Drop-in service for male victims of domestic abuse is open every friday from 12 noon til 2pm in the Discovery Room, First Floor, Swansea Central Library, Civic Centre offices, Oystermouth Rd., Swansea SA1 3SN
We are grateful to the People's Postcode Trust for their support in launching this project.
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Click here to read about who we are and what we do
We are a Wales based charity helping parents and grandparents with child contact problems.
We run the largest network of Legal Advice clinics specialising in Family Law in Wales - in partnership with the Law Society's charity - Law Works Cymru. You will normally be able to meet a family law solicitor at our meetings free of charge for one to one specialist advice.
We help you to develop a plan to overcome the problems you're facing in having a relationship with the children you care about. Please download and complete our PERSONAL PLAN document and bring it with you to a meeting (details on left hand side of this page) We also need you to complete our REFERRAL FORM and bring it to with you.
If you can't make it to a meeting OR you are a professional seeking help for someone else please arrange for the Referral Form to be completed and sent to our Administrator - email@example.com or posted to FNF BPM Cymru, 61 Cowbridge Rd, Cardiff CF11 9AE
We have developed a specialist domestic violence support service primarily for men where child contact is part of the abuse they are suffering. We help you to overcome the abuse and focus on what is important to achieve what you want for your children. We also help you to qualify for Legal Aid - subject to meeting the Government eligibility tests. Please click on the Legal Aid link on the black menu bar above for more details.
GOING TO COURT - try NOT to do this! But if you have to then you must complete this form C100 Download a copy and complete as much as you can before coming to one of our meetings.
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WHAT WE DO ?
- Emotional and practical support at face to face meetings across Wales
- FREE one to one legal advice from volunteer solicitors at our support meetings
- Produce research and briefings to try to improve outcomes for children and families struggling with parental separation
- Provide DV support services for male victims of abuse
- Lobby and campaign based on our research and values
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO ?
- Make a PLAN. Work out exactly when and how you want to see your children. Be realistic about what YOU can commit to.
- Come to one of our support meetings where we can help you
- Put £5 in the collection - WE CANT CARRY ON WITHOUT THAT
- Consider Mediation and other forms of dispute resolution
- Avoid Family Court if at all possible
WHAT ELSE MIGHT HELP?
To find a family mediator near you visit the Family Mediation Council website OR use the search function on the National Family Mediation website
- CAFCASS CYMRU PARENTING PLAN
Use this link to download their plan
- GOING TO COURT
If there's no alternative complete a DRAFT C100 form and then come to our meetings so we can help you get it right.
You can download the form and look at a useful guide on how to complete it here - How to complete a C100 Court Application
Dont forget that you MAY also qualify for 'Legal Aid'. Click on the 'Legal Aid' link at the top of this page
Other resources may be available by clicking on our 'Links' tab at the top of this page.
People's Postcode Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People's Postcode Lottery. For more information on how to play, and thus support more charities, please follow this link People's Postcode lottery
More information on the People's Postcode Trust can be accessed by clicking the following link People's Postcode Trust
Our Swansea men's DV support project received £9,600 from the Trust to launch a specialist domestic violence support service for men.
We promote the DWP "Sorting out separation" resource.