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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 - info@fnf-bpm.org.uk 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?

  • 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.


 

We promote the DWP "Sorting out separation" resource. 

 


Any queries? Click here to contact us

 

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