Thames Valley Branch
NOTICE Covid-19: The Thames Valley Branch remains open and is supporting those who need help. We are not meeting in person, but by 'phone and over the Internet. Please make an Enquiry.
Government guidance says: "Where parents do not live in the same household, children under 18 can be moved between their parents’ homes."
Our purpose is to help those who are trying to remain in touch with their children following divorce or separation. Most who we see are fathers, but we also help mothers and grandparents. We do not judge you on why the relationship broke down, although knowing why can often help us to make appropriate suggestions.
We can help you with shared residence & child arrangement orders in court — we do encourage building a good relationship with the other parent as that usually produces better results & is in the child's best interest. Some attendees enjoy 50/50 child care.
We work by meeting, about once a fortnight, but suspended due to Covid-19 so we meet virtually using Jitsi; and also run an email list for chatter between meetings.
We have been active for over twenty five years in and around the M4 corridor. We cover the Reading area, Maidenhead and Slough, Bracknell and Windsor and have had members even as far out as Oxford. For many years we met in a pub in Bray, which is why that is part of our domain name.
You are welcome to come to meetings and we strongly encourage you to become a member of FNF.
What happens at meetings and initial advice
Those who attend meetings have come from places like: Amersham, Basingstoke, Beaconsfield, Camberley, Chorleywood, Didcot, Flackwell Heath, Henley on Thames, High Wycombe, Marlow, Newbury, Sonning, Swindon, Twyford, Uxbridge, Wallingford, Wantage, Wargrave, Wokingham, Woodley