‘Fight for the Fatherless in Action’ is a voluntary organisation borne out of the ‘Fight for the Fatherless Movement’ a Christian based movement led by International Athletes, dedicated to inspire and encourage some of the world’s most vulnerable children but especially the Orphaned and Fatherless.

As a Christian and the Founder of that movement, I am also active in fighting and advocating for changes to laws and legislation that will best protect all children, as well as inspire others to stand up for their rights. That’s where ‘Fight for the Fatherless In Action’ as a separate organisation allows me to do just that.

This site will aim to raise awareness about many of the issues and injustices children face around the world eventually and keep the public updated on each campaign I’m currently engaged in.

Jason Barnett – Founder of ‘Fight for the Fatherless’.

Safer Schools Campaign UK – Ending Bullying and Violence in Schools

As a former Teacher/ Behaviour Manager with over 20 years experience in UK schools and Pupil Referral Units. One of the current campaigns I’m involved in, aims to address the issue of bullying and violence being covered up in schools. The campaign began after a Whistleblowing case I was involved in from 2014, evidenced that millions of children were at risk of harm and even death in schools across the country. The fallout from this case resulted in over 100 families from across the UK coming forward, providing evidence that similar failures to address bullying and violence complaints in schools, including sexual assaults, was directly to blame for them having lost children to suicide or having had children seriously harmed in schools.

As part of the campaign, since 2015, there has been correspondence to and from over 1000 Individuals and departments on numerous occasions, including the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the Leader of the Opposition Kier Starmer, former Leaders Education and Shadow Education Secretaries and Ministers, the Children’s Commissioner for England, various children’s charities including UNICEF, the NSPCC and Barnardo’s, as well as over 650 MP’s.

As part of the campaign, I have also written to leaders across the world, to raise awareness of how vulnerable children are potentially being failed by flawed systems, not just in the UK but internationally across the globe.

As a result a meeting was eventually agreed upon with a number of the bereaved and affected families attending from across the UK and scheduled to take place in Parliament on February 24th 2020. Although initially there was a great deal of interest, sadly only 2 of 650 MP’s invited attended, with numerous last minute cancellations and the group told by the sponsoring MP that others had been advised not to attend. The event was being covered by Sky News and ITV and other Mainstream media. The case is currently being investigated by the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson our hope is that having failed to attend in Parliament he will agree to our request to meet with the families, so that lessons can be learnt and legislation changed, to ensure that unnecessary deaths can be avoided in the future. – Jason Barnett

Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Angela Rayner accepts Government failings have resulted in children being harmed.

The former Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner, having accepted that the UK schools safeguarding systems in relation to reporting bullying and violence concerns is flawed, is in a position to challenge the Government to ensure all children are now made safe. If you or anyone you know has had similar issues with reporting safety, bullying and violence concerns to schools, OFSTED or the DfE, please use the Contact form here or the comments section on Youtube, so the evidence can be used to support the case for immediate changes to be made.

Campaign to end the exploitation for profit of the most vulnerable children in Care and Education

Many of the most vulnerable children in society especially the Orphaned and the Fatherless are often open to be exploited for profit, especially in the area of Private Care and Education. I would like to see action taken to ensure profit cannot be made from the most vulnerable children and the following articles evidence why for the good of the children and the whole of society, this is the right thing to do

1) The Injustice of Companies profiting from vulnerable children

2) Profit v Passion – The Motive

3) Making a difference – How together we can give the Fatherless a better future

The Story

As the founder of the Fight for the Fatherless, I was fortunate to be born into a supportive family in the UK, loved and cared for by both parents and brought up with the knowledge that I was created and therefore loved and valued by God. Unfortunately growing up I was subjected to many instances of Racism and violence.

As a consequence I left home at 15 and knew that at this point my life was beginning to and could have spiralled completely out of control but it was over the next few years that various Role models reinforced how valuable I was especially to God consistently encouraging me and giving me hope that I’d achieve great things. This was the key to saving my life and eventually helping me to fulfil my potential and become a World Natural Bodybuilding Champion.

I was determined that  I would be that voice and Father – figure for others and so for over 20 years I was committed to working with children and specifically those, who for many tragic reasons, may have lost one or both parents or who at some point, have suffered the trauma of a disconnection with a parent or parents for various reasons.

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