Why we need more focus on dads in the First 1000 Days

12 September 2018

The Government’s proposed First 1000 Days strategy should include, as a priority, the provision of detailed guidance to ensure that pre-conception, maternity and post-natal services reach out to, engage with and support expectant and new fathers.

The guidance would specify key ‘touchpoints’ during parents’ journey from conception (and before) through to the child’s second birthday, and methods through which services should engage with and support fathers.

That’s the main message of the Fatherhood Institute’s evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee’s First 1000 Days of Life Inquiry, submitted last week.

If you would like to receive a copy of the evidence when it is published, please contact Jeremy Davies at j.davies{at}fatherhoodinstitute.org.

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