Tell us what support your local authority needs to become more father-inclusive…and win a prize

7 May 2008

Government policies now require local authority Parenting Strategies and Children and Young People’s Plans to embody a strategic approach to engaging with fathers and supporting their relationships with their children. [For a summary of these policies, see the Fatherhood Institute briefing Developing Father-Inclusive Parenting Strategies, written in consultation with DCSF].

In April the Fatherhood Institute launched a survey of Parenting Commissioners, Children’s Centre Coordinators and Early Years Leads to ask them what types of support might be most useful in their areas to help services become more father-inclusive.

Ellie Lowe, Parenting Services Co-ordinator for Leicestershire County Council completed her survey by 25th April and has won our prize draw. She will receive 5 copies of our Toolkit for Father-Inclusive Practice (worth £50).

We have now extended the deadline for the survey and there will be another prize draw for anyone who returns their survey by 30 May 2008.

The survey responses will enable us to review and develop our services and publications to support local father-inclusive strategies more effectively. We will also be summarising these responses anonymously in a report to DCSF Families Division. A copy of the report will be placed on our website by 30 June 2008.

If you are a Parenting Commissioner, Children’s Centre Coordinator or Early Years Lead and have not received our survey, you can download a copy, or alternatively, please email , or telephone 0845 634 1328 and ask us to send you one.

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