19 November 2015 | 1 comment
Services providing help to families in which children and young people are looking after parents, siblings or other family members need to improve their engagement with fathers and father-figures. That's the key message from Fathers and fatherhood in young carers' families, a new Fatherhood Institute report launched with the Children's Society to mark International Men's Day (November 19). The report, based on a review of evidence about fathers' impact, and about young carer families and services' engagement with them, suggests that helping young people reflect on and improve their relationship with their father and/or father figures, or to reconnect with them if the relationship has broken down, can have a huge impact on their lives as carers and beyond. But services for young carers are patchy, and there is a lack of emphasis on supporting father-child relationships. Read the full story »
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16 November 2014 | 3 comments
  Bringing Fathers In is a series of smart, punchy, evidence-based information sheets backed up with a series of online research summaries. 
External (non-FI) research »
29 October 2015 | Leave a comment
Are you (or is somebody you know) a first-time father? Researchers at Royal Holloway, University of London, are interested in exploring first-time fathers’ experiences of labour and childbirth. 
Campaigns »
27 July 2015 | Leave a comment
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. 
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18 June 2015 | 3 comments
Dads who need help agreeing post-separation arrangements, including child contact, can now access a free initial consultation with qualified solicitors, barristers and mediators. 
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7 April 2015 | Leave a comment
Welcome to our Young Men Into Childcare page! The Fatherhood Institute is working with London-based partners in the early years and youth sectors to increase recruitment of young men into the childcare profession. 
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2 February 2015 | Leave a comment
I get up 5.15am to go and practice my skating at the local rink. Skating takes my mind off of everyday life. 
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24 January 2015 | One comment
The problem 23% of 3-year-olds are overweight or obese (Hawkins et al, 2009), rising to one third of 11-13 year olds, one in six of whom have high blood pressure, and one in ten, high cholesterol (Brophy et al, 2012) The Father Factor – the early years 95% of parents are in a couple relationship or describe themselves as ‘good friends’ at the time of the birth (Kiernan & Smith, 2003) Fathers have substantial impact on pregnant women’s nutrition (Clift-Matthews, 2009) Fathers gain weight during pregnancy, mainly due to lifestyle factors (Onepoll, 2009) Fathers have substantial impact on whether babies are breastfed, and breastfed babies are less likely to be obese later (Armstrong et al, 2002) Toddlers’ activity levels are linked with their father’s (but not their mother’s) BMI (Sallis et al, 1988). 
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22 January 2015 | Leave a comment
We are offering FREE places at a seminar, ‘A FATHER-INCLUSIVE APPROACH TO SUPPORTING COUPLE RELATIONSHIPS AND CO-PARENTING’, to be held on 13 March at The Priory Rooms in Birmingham. 
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21 January 2015 | 2 comments
Jeremy Davies writes: This morning we were contacted by a radio journalist who wanted us to comment on a study suggesting that, and I quote, “it might be best for dads not to be present at the birth of their children”.