POLICY & LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORKS requiring engagement with fathers

16 February 2013

Many policy documents and some legislation require family, health and education professionals to engage with ‘parents’. This should, of course, mean that they engage with fathers as well as mothers – but research show that this tends to happen all too rarely.

For fathers to be taken seriously by commissioners and practitioners, policy frameworks need to specify work with fathers (or with couples) as a requirement.

In the attached Powerpoint the Fatherhood Institute identifies key sections and statements from some of the most important government policy documents in England and Scotland in recent years. Download the Powerpoint here: Policy and Guidance Powerpoint February 2013

We hope you find this resource useful. If you think we have missed important areas and would like to point us in the direction of other policy and legislation, please email our Research manager, Adrienne Burgess. Please note that we could not find equivalent policy in Northern Ireland or Wales. If we have missed any, please let us know.

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One Comment »

  • Becky says:

    I am currently completing an essay on fatherhood, and I need to find out why fatherhood was neglected in the past by the welfare state, but also in the study of social policy. I am finding it hard to find any relevant information can anyone help?

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