FI chief executive talks with PM about supporting families

10 December 2010

Fatherhood Institute chief executive Rob Williams joined Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street, along with representatives of Kids in the Middle (a coalition of 30 UK family, children and relationship organisations and 25 agony aunts) to discuss the best ways Government could help to support families. 

In a speech later the same day (10 December), Mr Cameron announced £7.5 million a year in funding to support relationships. He also cited a Swedish study showing that couples are almost a third less likely to split up when the father is involved early on, and confirmed that the Government will be consulting on a system of flexible parental leave, to enable mothers and fathers to share childcare during the first year. 

Read Mr Cameron’s speech in full.