29 July 2014 | Leave a comment
The Fatherhood Institute is calling on the UK government to do more to require careers advisers to proactively encourage boys and men into childcare work - as well as supporting girls and women into careers that are not considered traditionally 'female'. Figures suggest that only 2% of the UK's childcare workforce is male. In a submission to a recent government consultation, we outlined several strategies to encourage boys/men to undertake caring work, particularly in the childcare sector. Read the full story »
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29 July 2014 | Leave a comment
Steps must be taken to address the failure of child protection services to work with fathers and other men around children. 
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7 July 2014 | Leave a comment
A research team based at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, led by Prof. Louise Howard, is conducting a five-year project on the ‘Effectiveness and Cost-effectiveness of Perinatal Mental Health Services’ (ESMI). 
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26 June 2014 | Leave a comment
Jeremy Davies writes: Tanya Gold wrote this thoughtful piece about a vulnerable mother selling The Big Issue on the streets of London. 
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26 June 2014 | Leave a comment
Martin Andrews, dads support worker at Grandpont Children’s Centre in Oxfordshire, writes:   I organise regular fortnightly Saturday morning stay and play sessions with male carers. 
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26 June 2014 | Leave a comment
Very little is known about the experiences and involvement of British fathers of children with autism. Carol Potter, a senior researcher at Leeds Metropolitan University is running the UK’s first National Survey of Fathers of Children with Autism (children aged 19 or under) to find out more about their vital parenting role. 
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25 June 2014 | 3 comments
Working with fathers is still something of a Cinderella area in social care. People are increasingly aware of the need to involve fathers in family support and child protection, but progress is pretty slow. 
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25 June 2014 | Leave a comment
In January the Scottish Parliament’s Equal Opportunities Committee launched an enquiry into the current provision of services and support groups for fathers; societal attitudes towards lone / unmarried fathers; and parental rights and responsibilities for fathers. 
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25 June 2014 | Leave a comment
Jeremy Davies writes: The famous Irish playwright, novelist, essayist and social reformer George Bernard Shaw once said that “We learn from history that we learn nothing from history.” In Supporting Active Fatherhood in Britain, historian of fatherhood Dr Laura King warns that nowhere is this more the case than in the making of family policy.