About Families Fighting For Justice

Jean Taylor, the founder of Families Fighting for Justice (FFFJ), lost a sister in 1998, a son in 2000 and a daughter in 2004 all to the acts of homicide.

In 2008 Jean advertised in the Liverpool Echo for victims’ families to join her on a march to Downing Street with 35,000 signatures’ she had gathered to say; Life should mean life, for first-degree murder, also tougher sentences for manslaughter.

In addition to working for change we are also a peer support group for those who have lost someone to acts of murder or manslaughter. Our drop in centre has a friendly atmosphere where you can talk in confidence to others who understand the emotional rollercoaster ride you are now on. You do not have to have lost a loved one to join us; we have members who just support us.

We have no prejudices at FFFJ, it does not matter about your race, religion or sexuality and everyone is welcome. We also believe a murder does not have any priorities. If your loved one was taken it does not have to be with a knife or a gun, the loss and pain is the same.


Peer Support: Helping Each Other

Peer support means people supporting each other on an equal basis, to offer something based on shared experiences. It has a long and honoured history in mental health. People with mental health problems including service users have always provided invaluable support to each other, both informally and through activists groups. It can happen in all sorts of ways; informally and formally in a one-to-one session or in groups.

Peer Support offers many benefits, for example; shared identity, helping increase self-confidence, demonstrating the value of helping others, developing and sharing skills , improving their issues, emotional resilience and well-being. It can also help in giving information and sign posting further help, challenging stigma and discrimination.

Peer support plays a role in building capacity within local communities it also has been shown to lead to cost savings.

Families Fighting for Justice believe everyone should have access to good quality peer support.

Our Centre

Families Fighting for Justice is located at 6 Anson Street, Liverpool L3 5NY (off London Road near T.J. Hughes). We offer our members, and service users, access to (all under the one roof)

The HUB – ‘One stop shop’ for information, guidance and advice

Adult learning Programmes

Volunteer Learning Programmes

Children’s group O.L.L.Y

Trauma Counsellor 

Rebuilding Programmes

Day trips out/breaks away

Family Lounge


Thank You 

We would like to say a huge Thank You to all the kind-hearted people, for the generosity of their donations, which have been a great source of help to us. 

Variety GB

Cash for Kids

Big Yellow Storage

Montse Benitez

H. J Uren

Investec Wealth Management

Liverpool Pram Centre

Mini Monsters Play Centre

Birkenhead Boys Club

Tate Liverpool

Lady Lever Art Gallery

Broadway Function Rooms

Birkenhead Park management and staff

The Morgan Foundation

Hilton Hotel, Liverpool

Racquet Club, Liverpool

Goodwins Pub/Restaurant, Greasby

Happy Als Coaches

Robin Hood Camp

Jo and Ian, Belles of St Mary Camp site

Birkenhead Van Hire

Lee, Peter and Keith of Digital Config, Liverpool


Our Wish List…

  • To have a house with a garden.
  • To own a caravan to help family bonding, in order to have some respite away.
  • To be able to operate drop-in centres, that will also accomodate the children from O.L.L.Y, up and down the country.
  • To have sponsors to help us run at the level we need to.


Policies and Procedures

1 Constitution

2 Good Governance

3 Conflicts of Interest

4 Health & Safety Policy

5 Confidentiality and Data Protection Guidelines

6 DBS Checks

7 Race Equality

8 Equality and Diversity

9 Social Media

10 Health & Safety

11 No Smoking

12 Charity Collection Licence

13 Parental Leave Policy

14 Time Keeping & Attendance Policy

15 Maternity Policy

16 Open Door Policy

17 Managing Allegations of Abuse Against Staff

18 Disciplinary Procedure

19 Code of Conduct

20 Health & Wellbeing Policy

21 E-safety Policy

22 Workplace Mental Health Policy

23 Health

24 First Aid Policy

25 Environmental Policy

26 Staff Supervision Policy

27 Safer Recruitment

28 Acceptable Internet Use

29 Drugs & Alcohol