Dads’ FAQs

13 October 2014

Our Dads’ FAQs feature information and guidance on a range of subjects, and are intended to help fathers who want to play an active role in their children’s lives. The information you will find here is updated periodically. We cannot claim that it is comprehensive, and please be aware that the Fatherhood Institute receives no funding to update its website, or to respond to fathers’ enquiries – so bear with us. We often receive telephone calls and email enquiries from dads and other family members, and this has helped shape the list of FAQs.

If you have a question and cannot find an answer here; if you think the information we have given is wrong; or if you find a link that’s no longer live; please email Jeremy Davies


Current FAQ sheets

Antenatal support for dads

Care system

Child protection

Child support

Contact and residence (UK)

Contact and residence (International)

Dads in prison

DNA testing

Domestic violence


Parental Responsibility

Parenting courses

Paternity leave

Right to attend antenatal appointments


Shared parental leave.

The Fatherhood Institute is not able to help individual dads in contact disputes or having problems with the family courts. If you are in this situation please consult our list of useful organisations for separated families: Signposting for Separated Fathers.

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