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About FNF Scotland

Families Need Fathers Scotland is a registered Scottish charity (SC042817), with three staff: Ian Maxwell (national manager), John Forsyth (communications) and Alastair Williamson (outreach and partnership development).

Our purposes according to the constitution are:

1    For the relief of parents and their children and other close family members living in Scotland or having a family member in Scotland who are suffering from the consequences of divorce or separation by providing advice, assistance and other support and, in so doing, helping parents stay in touch with their children after divorce or separation;
2    To further the emotional development of children in Scotland whose parents have divorced or separated by encouraging shared parenting arrangements which enable such children to have continuing and meaningful relationships with both their parents;
3    To conduct study and research into problems concerned with children in Scotland who are deprived of the presence of a parent in their families, and into the problems concerned with establishing good relations between parents living apart from their children, and to publish the useful results of all such study and research in order to encourage appropriate changes in professional and public opinion;

Families Need Fathers Scotland respects the confidentiality of personal information from our clients and staff with utmost confidentiality.  Our full Privacy Policy can be seen here.  Our policies for complaints, equality and children, young people and vulnerable adults are also available to download.

Our 2016-17 Annual Report and Accounts can be downloaded here.

Our 2017-18 Annual Report and Accounts can be downloaded here.

The 2018 AGM of the organisation will be held on in November 2018. 

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support received from the Scottish Government, the Tudor Trust, the Robertson Trust and the Corra Foundation alongside the donations and fundraising undertaken by members and people who we have supported.

FNF Scotland is a member of Advice UK, Children in Scotland, SCVO and the Scottish Child Law Centre.

We are currently holders of the Help and Support for Separated Families (HSSF) Mark awarded by the Department of Work and Pensions.




Join FNF and support our work

Join FNF at a UK level and you also become a member of FNF Scotland if you live in Scotland or have a child here.

Members get access to a busy online forum and receive copies of FNF publications.  For further details see the membership pages.


FNF Scotland t shirts for sale

You can now order these new FNF Scotland T-shirts from us, or get them free if you are raising money through a sponsored event for FNF Scotland.

The technical running t-shirts are sublimation printed front and back on high wicking fabric that draws moisture away from the skin to prevent overheating.

Contact scotland@fnfscotland.org if you are planning a sponsored event and we will help with publicity and fundraising.

The shirts are available in medium, large and extra large - £15.00 each including p&p to the UK (enquire for foreign postage).