Cafcass report ‘betrayed the trust’ of fathers (update)

August 1, 2017 41 comments

family life

Campaigning charity Families Need Fathers (FNF) has condemned last week’s joint report by Cafcass and Women’s Aid as ‘betraying the trust’ of fathers. The report claimed that no less than 62 per cent of all applications to the courts regarding arrangements for children feature allegations of domestic violence. The figure was based on an analysis…

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Hindering contact is ‘coercive control’

May 4, 2017 21 comments

family law

Making life difficult for non-resident parents is a form of coercive control, a fathers group has claimed in a response to draft legislation. The Domestic Abuse Scotland Bill, currently under consideration by Hollyrood would outlaw behaviour deemed to be “abusive of the person’s partner or ex-partner”. Its provisions include so-called ‘coercive control’ – i.e. threats,…

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Two thirds of male DV victims do not meet legal aid criteria

February 2, 2016 5 comments

domestic violence

More than two thirds of male victims of domestic violence do not meet government criteria for legal aid according to new findings. Welsh charity Families Need Fathers (FNF) polled 226 men across England and Wales who had reportedly experienced both domestic violence and difficulties seeing their children. A full 70 per cent said they had…

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Domestic violence figures are sobering

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August 26, 2015 14 comments

domestic violence

“Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn After I read the other day that the fathers’ rights charity Families Need Fathers has launched an online survey aimed at assessing the experiences of male victims of domestic violence I toyed with the idea of…

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Male victims of domestic violence: new survey launched

August 22, 2015 12 comments

divorce

Shared parenting charity Families Need Fathers has launched an online survey aimed at male victims of domestic violence. Designed to assess the experiences of men who have been subjected to intimate partner violence, the survey was launched following discussions between the charity and the Equalities and Human Rights Commission in London. In a still draft…

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