26 June 2017
In this hour-long show, comedian Mark Thomas examines how the image of dad has been made and re-made over the decades - supported by the Fatherhood Institute's joint CEO and head of research, Adrienne Burgess and others. This is a personal journey into the BBC archives and beyond. Mark's own Dad was tough. Mark says he's a softie as a father. Do we need more definition of what it is to be dad? From protestors dressed as superheroes to gay dads, soft dads, disciplinarian dads, workaholic dads, stay-at-home dads and absentee dads, the show explores all aspects of fatherhood from the BBC archive. Seismic events and cultural awakenings have shaped and re-shaped the figure of the father and yet today we still question who he really is. Why? Read the full story »
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. 
Blog, News »
11 June 2017
Fathers’ Story Week is upon us – creating an opportunity for schools and early years centres to take part in an annual celebration of fatherhood, from 11-18 June 2017. 
Blog, Policy »
3 May 2017
Jeremy Davies writes: Parenting leave experts always knew that Shared Parental Leave (SPL) would disappoint. The international evidence is clear: if governments are serious about encouraging large numbers of fathers to take substantial periods of leave during the baby’s first year (as they should be if they are serious about tackling the gender pay gap and improving children’s outcomes), they need to do two things. 
Blog, News »
14 June 2016
Jeremy Davies writes: When we launched our Fairness In Families Index yesterday, our press release highlighted that ‘UK mums and dads are the worst in the world at sharing childcare’. 
Blog »
13 June 2016
Jeremy Davies writes: Today we publish the 2016 edition of our Fairness in Families Index #fairnessinfamilies, which uses a basket of measures to compare developed countries’ progress towards gender equality. 
Practice »
26 May 2016
  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
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. 
Practice »
18 June 2015
Dads who need help agreeing post-separation arrangements, including child contact, can now access a free initial consultation with qualified solicitors, barristers and mediators.