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CORONAVIRUS update 26th March 2020

ALL face to face services by the charity are suspended until further notice. 

BUSINESS AS USUAL FOR SEPARATED PARENTS AS MOVING CHILDREN BETWEEN HOMES IS ALLOWED

UK Government guidance as at 24th March says 

'Where parents do not live in the same household, children under 18 can be moved between their parents’ homes'

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others?fbclid=IwAR1s3ckg_el1jDjRMunVu3LhSy2qAsOIAFMs8Me4F5av6NOIkmPbwUPgs74#fn:1

Guidance from the President of the Family Division says carry on with normal arrangements for child contact 

https://www.judiciary.uk/announcements/coronavirus-crisis-guidance-on-compliance-with-family-court-child-arrangement-orders/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=

Welsh Government / Cafcass Cymru has very little to say except how they're trying to carry on as best they can

https://gov.wales/cafcass-cymru/service-update-response-coronavirus-outbreak

Please use the Contact facility at the top right of this page for help. The use of mobile numbers is currently suspended.

Please look at our Facebook page - FNF Both Parents Matter Cymru - for updates and help. We will publish guidance from the Family Courts there as we receive it.

Our charity delivers 2 parallel services

 help & support for parents & grandparents with child contact problems

 a specialist DV support service for male victims

PLEASE NOTE, THE HELPLINE NUMBER O8456 OO4446 HAS INTERMITTENT COVER AT PRESENT SO PLEASE KEEP TRYING OR USE THE 'CONTACT' FACILITY AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE

Who we are and what we do - click on the words to find out more about the charity

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 ask you to complete our SERVICE USER PACK and bring it with you to meetings. 

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 - info@fnf-bpm.org.uk or posted to FNF BPM Cymru, 61 Cowbridge Rd. East, Cardiff CF11 9AE

If you're a man and need to access Legal Aid for Private Law Court proceedings click on the Legal Aid link on the black menu bar above

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?

  • MEDIATION 

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 

If you are on benefits or a low income you may be able to apply to the Court at a reduced fee or free of charge 

Download the EX160 here

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. 

 


 

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