POLICY & LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORKS requiring engagement with fathers
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.Tags: African-Caribbean fathers, Disability, Domestic violence, Drugs and alcohol, Early years, Imprisoned fathers, Maternity, Muslim fathers, Parenting education, Schools, Separated families, Vulnerable families