The ‘Fight for the Fatherless’ is simply an idea. It’s not an organisation or a charity but a Jesus inspired movement, dedicated to inspire and encourage some of the world’s most vulnerable children, 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. That’s where ‘Fight for the Fatherless In Action’, alongside others will allow me to do just that and through the power of God, do what many believe to be impossible, and in doing so, inspire others to stand up for our children and do the impossible too.

The world at the moment is broken but the solution isn’t complicated. Loving God, loving people and the protection of the most vulnerable, especially children is the foundation for a society that works, and until globally we grasp that and start putting children first, then we’ll watch as the world becomes more and more lost.

This site will aim to raise awareness about how things are being challenged, with the first aim to end bullying, physical and sexual violence in schools across the UK and then ultimately worldwide, to bring our children and all of us hope.

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

The Call for a Public Inquiry into Bullying, Physical and Sexual Violence in UK Schools.

A recent case in the High Court determined, that on the face of the evidence, the failure of Ministers and MPs to ever investigate concerns regarding bullying and violence related suicides and harms in schools, demonstrated “tremendous incompetence”. In turn, the findings led to an official call for an Independent statutory public inquiry into the issues.

The Call was made to the Prime Minister in April 2023. His response has now led to a Claim for Judicial review in relation to his subsequent decision.

Find out more about the call for an Inquiry at our dedicated site

School Violence – A British Pandemic – Movie

As a parent, what lengths would you go to, to protect your child from harm? How would you feel if your child was a victim of bullying physical or sexual violence in school and that information was kept from you?

This short 13 minute video story of our campaign up to the summer of 2020, will tell the truth, of how the law allows this to happen everyday in schools and the simple steps you as a parent can now take to prevent a tragedy happening to your child. Please share this, comment and get involved in getting this story out there and helping us build pressure on Government to change policies to save lives.

Safer Schools Campaign UK

The Safer Schools campaign is a national campaign group connected to over 150 UK families, that have lost children to suicide or had children suffer serious harm due to bullying, physical and sexual violence in schools.

As part of the campaign, since 2015, we have written to over 1500 Individuals in positions of power including Prime Ministers, Education and Shadow Education Secretaries and Ministers, Children’s Commissioners, Teaching union bosses as well as over 650 MP’s.

As part of the campaign, we 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.

Our campaign over the years has led to meetings in Parliament and eventually to a hearing in the High Court, where complaints of a deliberate failure of the Education Secretary to investigate the issues were heard.

The High Court findings that determined that on the face of the evidence, the failure of any Minister or MP to ever investigate the issues, demonstrated “tremendous incompetence” in turn supported an official call the campaign then made to Ministers and MPs for a public inquiry.

To get involved in ensuring a public inquiry takes place visit the page here where you can find out how to get involved in your local community, or how to contact your MP and ask for them to support one

The Story of Fight for the Fatherless

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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