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PLEASE COMPLETE THIS IMPORTANT SURVEY OF SHARED CARE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
CORONAVIRUS update 8th April 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'
Guidance from the President of the Family Division says carry on with normal arrangements for child contact - UPDATED 31st March
‘The key message should be that, where Coronavirus restrictions cause the letter of a
court order to be varied, the spirit of the order should nevertheless be delivered by
making safe alternative arrangements for the child.’
Welsh Government / Cafcass Cymru guidance
Welsh Government written statement on 8th April 2020
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
CLICK BELOW TO GIVE JUST £2
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.