Tell us your views: join the Big Fatherhood Debate!

22 June 2009

Britain’s dads are more actively involved in their children’s lives than ever before. And we know fathers matter hugely to their children. But there’s lots we do not know about today’s fathers, and many different points of view about fatherhood.

That’s why the Fatherhood Institute is asking a range of sources – mums, dads, employers, the professionals whose work supports 21st century family life, and others – to share their views on the future of fatherhood, through the Big Fatherhood Debate, launching today. We want honest opinions and real life stories about modern fatherhood, and how children’s relationships with their dads can be better recognised and supported.

By taking part in the Big Fatherhood Debate, you can help us get a better sense of what’s changing in family life – and of how you think Government, employers and local services could better support fathers to perform their role. We will feed your responses, along with other polling and research evidence, into our first annual State of Fatherhood report, due out in Spring 2010 – and communicate our key findings to Government, the media, academic researchers and local services.

Our first survey, about Dads and Children’s Services, is on the site now, and we’re already asking for comments about the next, on Dads and Work. To register for updates about the debate, click here.

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