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We are a Wales based charity providing information, advice and assistance to parents and grandparents with child contact problems AND a specialist Domestic Violence support service for men facing child contact issues.

'I'M BEING STOPPED FROM SEEING MY CHILD, WHAT SHOULD I DO?'

  1. DON'T PANIC
  2. DON'T do anything rash - like make threats / grab the children / call the Police or Children's Services etc without seeking help.
  3. DO call our Helpline & come to a Support meeting where you'll meet others who can help you come to terms with the emotional problems and help you prioritise and make a plan. You'll also be able to see a solicitor FREE OF CHARGE at the meeting

If you are on a low income / benefits we'll try to get Legal Aid for you subject to having evidence of domestic violence and abuse. We are developing a new service to support you to obtain the evidence required through your GP or other health professional. 

PLEASE HELP US TO HELP YOU BY COMPLETING OUR SURVEY OF MALE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE BELOW

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 HELPLINE is open Monday to Friday 10am to 7pm EXCLUDING BANK HOLIDAYS

Calls to the 0845 number above are charged by BT at 50p per minute. The charity receives no fee from the calls. You may find it cheaper to call the mobile number listed at the top of the page.

You can also email us through the website by using the Contact Us facility at the top of this page 


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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 the 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

 

Help and support for separated families
Branch website system developed for Families Need Fathers Both Parents Matter Cymru by Ideas Into Reality