Resources

Below is a list of resources and services that you may find helpful.

Emergency and Helpline Support

The ManKind Initiative: Confidential helpline is available for all men across the UK suffering from domestic violence or domestic abuse by their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner).  01823 334244 Weekdays 10am to 4pm

Samaritans: Crisis support for anyone in emotional distress or thinking about suicide. Support by telephone, face-to-face at many branches, e-mail or letter. Tel: 08457 90 90 90 http://www.samaritans.org/

Men’s Advice Line: confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence from a partner or ex-partner (or from other family members). Freephone: 0808 801 0327 Monday-Friday 9am-5pm or email info@mensadviceline.org.uk

National Stalking Helpline: If you are being harassed or intimidated by a partner or ex-partner, if you feel you might be at risk of emotional or physical harm and if you are unsure what can be done about this behaviour you can speak to the National Stalking Helpline on freephone 0808 802 0300 or email them advice@stalkinghelpline.orghttp://www.stalkinghelpline.org

False Accusation

accused.me.uk: is a support site set up by people in the UK who’ve been through the same hell as you.  Website: https://accused.me.uk Closed Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/accused.me/

FASO: Clear information; practical advice; emotional support; here for anyone affected by false allegations of abuse.  http://www.false-allegations.org.uk/   Call: 0844 335 1992 Line open Monday to Friday, 18:00 to 22:00. Email: support@false-allegations.org.uk

False Allegations, Cafcass & Representing Yourself (Article from Separated Dads): http://www.separateddads.co.uk/guide-court-3-false-allegations-cafcass-representing-yourself.html 

Housing

ShelterHelpline: 0808 800 4444

Booklet on homelessness – the rules on how and when the council has to help you

Website: http://www.shelter.org.uk

Legal advice, family issues and child contact

Find out how to access legal advice and check if you are eligible for legal aid: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Governmentcitizensandrights/GettingLegalAdvice/Gettinglegaladviceandlegalaid/index.htm

Free legal advice for people on low incomes. Search database of local centres. http://www.lawcentres.org.uk/

Barnett Survivors: The company offers legal advice, help with police problems, practical advice for stopping an abuser, advocacy, including evidence at court, challenging corrupt services or individuals, help with false rape allegations & gaslighting, help with weaponised children, training, safeguarding and anticipation of escalated weapons. https://www.facebook.com/BarnettSurvivors/

Family Law Society: is a gender-neutral organisation to help families experiencing the pain of parental separation.  http://www.familylawsociety.org/

MCKenzie Friends: A McKenzie Friend can best be described as anyone who accompanies you to Court to help you as a Litigant in Person – those who are unrepresented by a Solicitor or engage a Barrister. Your McKenzie Friend is able to sit with you in the Court and offer advice and support as well as taking notes to help you. http://www.mckenzie-friend.org.uk/

Resolution: Umbrella organisation for family law solicitors in England and Wales. Useful website. Searchable database of 5000 members. http://www.resolution.org.uk/

Families Need Fathers: is the leading UK charity supporting dads, mums and grandparents to have personal contact and meaningful relationships with their children following parental separation. https://fnf.org.uk/ 

Only Dads: A national on-line support and signposting service for parents who are going through separation or divorce. https://www.onlydads.org/

Single Parents: an information site for anyone who is raising children on their own, whether through relationship breakup, illness, bereavement, work commitments or choice. http://www.singleparents.org.uk/

Separated Families: Practical information for parents who are sharing care, those who are caring for their children alone and those who are not able to spend time with their children. Parents, carers, grandparents or anyone else with concerns about family separation are welcome.  https://www.separatedfamilies.info/

Separated Dads: Help with all aspects from emotional to financial to legal. http://www.separateddads.co.uk/

Cafcass (Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service): is a statutory agency looking after the interests of children involved in family proceedings, advising the family courts in England and Wales on what it considers to be in the best interests of individual children. Cafcass have produced a guide for separating parents, you can download it here: A guide for separating parents Website: http://www.cafcass.gov.uk/

Family Lives:  National charity that works for, and with, parents. Advice on all aspects of parenting, including contact following separation/divorce. National Helpline: 0808 800 2222 http://www.familylives.org.uk/

Gingerbread: is the leading national charity working to help the UK’s 1.9 million lone parents and their children. Lone Parent Helpline: 0800 018 5026 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, Wednesdays 9am to 8pm. Free information for lone parents on issues including: maintenance, tax credits, benefits, work, education, legal rights, childcare and holidays. http://www.gingerbread.org.uk/

Divorce aid: Independent group of professionals. http://www.divorceaid.co.uk/

Reunite: Provide advice, information and support to parents, family members and guardians who have had a child abducted or who fear child abduction. They also have advice for parents who may have abducted their child as well as advising on international contact issues. Helpline: 0116 2556 23434 http://www.reunite.org/

Family Rights Group: A charity in England and Wales that advises, advocates and campaigns for families whose children are involved with, or require, social care services. Confidential telephone advice and support. Useful online info on parental responsibility, child protection procedures. Helpline: 0800 731 1696 http://www.frg.org.uk/