FI chief executive discusses separated families with PM
Kids in the Middle – the National Debate on Support for Separated Families – has grabbed the attention of the Prime Minister, who invited Fatherhood Institute chief executive Duncan Fisher and others for a 45-minute briefing at 10 Downing Street.
Mr Fisher joined with The Sun newspaper’s Agony Aunt Deidre Sanders and five members of the public who had responded to the Kids in the Middle debate, for the meeting with PM Gordon Brown on 30 September.
The group discussed what could be done better for children and their separating parents, in schools and in the community – and Mr Brown promised to consider the campaign’s specific proposals when they emerge.
Around 1,600 people have responded to the Kids in the Middle debate, launched in July by Relate, One Parent Families, Families Need Fathers and the Fatherhood Institute. The results are expected to be published later this autumn.
To read The Sun’s coverage of the event, click here.
For background information about Kids in the Middle, click here.Tags: Early years, Imprisoned fathers, Maternity, Parenting education, Schools, Separated families, Vulnerable families, Young fathers