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.