4 March 2019
Last year, we published our Nuffield Foundation-funded report Where's the Daddy? (part of the Contemporary Fathers in the UK series) which explored the complex question of how researchers collect data about British fathers. We discovered that all too often, they don't - because their definitions of 'family' focus only on ‘full-time resident adults and children in one household’; and they fail to distinguish between birth-, adoptive-, foster-, step-fathers, and mothers' (or in the case of gay father-headed households, fathers') partners. So we are delighted to now be working with the Scottish Centre for Social Research on an Economic and Social Research Council-funded project to design practical options for identifying, contacting, recruiting and retaining different 'types' of 'non-resident' father in future studies - ranging from those providing regular overnight care, to those with no contact. Read the full story »
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5 December 2018
Adrienne Burgess writes: NHS ENGLAND announced via a press release (2 December 2018) that when an expectant/new mother’s mental health has been identified as poor, a mental health assessment and relevant referrals are to be offered to her partner.  
News, Policy »
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. 
FI research »
10 September 2018
Messages from Research – updated August 2010 1. The father’s role in mothers’ depression The evidence that impaired postnatal maternal mental health has adverse effects on the infant socially, emotionally, behaviourally and cognitively is extensive (e.g. 
Training »
1 July 2018
The Fatherhood Institute (www.fatherhoodinstitute.org) is the world’s leading independent ‘think tank’ on fatherhood. We support both mothers and fathers as earners and carers. 
Blog, Policy, Practice »
27 June 2018
This article was originally published by Apolitical, and can be found here. Christian, a preschool teacher in Tromsø, Norway, has worked in early childhood education for a decade. 
Blog, FI research »
12 June 2018
Jeremy Davies writes (this blog first appeared on Huffington Post UK): OK, we get it. Maternity services: the clue’s in the name. 
Blog, Policy »
26 February 2018
This blog was published by CLOSER (Cohort & Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources), which is located at the UCL Institute of Education and brings together eight leading studies, the British Library and the UK Data Service. 
Campaigns »
4 July 2017
The Fatherhood Institute (UK charity number 1075104) is a small charity that has been working behind the scenes to raise the profile of ‘involved fatherhood’ since 1999.