Charter update for fathering charity

Family | 19 Jun 2015 1

Charity Families Need Fathers has updated its charter ahead of Father’s Day on Sunday June 21.

The charity, which works to promote the importance of fatherhood, made changes to its charter to highlight both fundamental principles and the social and political issues it is especially concerned with.

The newly revised charter highlights five key issues:

*No child should be denied a relationship with both parents unless there is an identifiable risk from doing so.

*The family justice system should promote collaboration and shared parenting when couples separate.

*Family courts should respond quickly when one parent is in breach of a child arrangements order.

*There should be easily accessible information and support services for separated parents.

*The importance of different family roles should be recognised within public policy.

Jerry Karlin is Chair of Families Need Fathers. He said:

“Our updated Charter details the key areas of improvement that we would like to see both within family law and wider society. This, we believe would greatly benefit separating families. The more detailed proposals set out within the Charter will provide the focus of our work.”

Read the new Families Need Fathers charter here.

The blog team at Stowe is a group of writers who share their advice on the wellbeing and emotional aspects of divorce or separation from personal experience. Guest contributors also regularly contribute to share their knowledge.

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  1. Dr. Nigel Miles says:

    Well done FNF, some are calling for a gender balance reality check for a name change to Familes Need Parents so society has no misunderstanding of everyone’s importance in the life of their child.

    What is missing only is one word. Legislation. To ensure that the 3.8 million children in this nation are not continued to be abused and not treated as absolute minorities they should be acted upon as if their rights under United Nations Declaration are enacted and ratified under absolute legislation at least in England and Wales and throughout the United Kingdom.

    Charters are great, like words by enaction speaks for itself and will allow happy and protected children which is in their best interest a fact contemporarily is missing in our society. Shame on all politicians,; blue, red, yellow, purple, multicoloured, white or green you have failed our children

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