11 December 2017
Employment law for parents should be overhauled, starting with 3 months' well-paid “daddy leave”, according to our ground-breaking study Cash or carry, published today. The report is based on the most comprehensive review ever undertaken in Britain of decades of research into the roles of fathers in families, funded by the Nuffield Foundation. In it, we recommend parity in leave and pay for parents; large employers being required to publish information on “care equity”, detailing who is taking family-based benefits; a redefinition of sex discrimination to include negative representation of men’s/ fathers’ caretaking in the workplace; and strong action to tackle the Gender Pay Gap, which makes it difficult for fathers to work shorter hours or take leave for parenting, as family income is more likely to be compromised when they do. Read the full story »
Campaigns »
4 July 2017
The Fatherhood Institute (UK charity number 1075104) is a small charity that has been working behind the scenes to raise the profile of ‘involved fatherhood’ since 1999. 
Blog, News »
11 June 2017
Fathers’ Story Week is upon us – creating an opportunity for schools and early years centres to take part in an annual celebration of fatherhood, from 11-18 June 2017. 
Blog, Policy »
3 May 2017
Jeremy Davies writes: Parenting leave experts always knew that Shared Parental Leave (SPL) would disappoint. The international evidence is clear: if governments are serious about encouraging large numbers of fathers to take substantial periods of leave during the baby’s first year (as they should be if they are serious about tackling the gender pay gap and improving children’s outcomes), they need to do two things. 
Blog, News »
14 June 2016
Jeremy Davies writes: When we launched our Fairness In Families Index yesterday, our press release highlighted that ‘UK mums and dads are the worst in the world at sharing childcare’. 
Blog »
13 June 2016
Jeremy Davies writes: Today we publish the 2016 edition of our Fairness in Families Index #fairnessinfamilies, which uses a basket of measures to compare developed countries’ progress towards gender equality. 
Practice »
26 May 2016
  Bringing Fathers In is a series of smart, punchy, evidence-based information sheets backed up with a series of online research summaries. 
External (non-FI) research »
29 October 2015
Are you (or is somebody you know) a first-time father? Researchers at Royal Holloway, University of London, are interested in exploring first-time fathers’ experiences of labour and childbirth. 
Practice »
18 June 2015
Dads who need help agreeing post-separation arrangements, including child contact, can now access a free initial consultation with qualified solicitors, barristers and mediators.