11 November 2022
In its Family Hubs and Start for Life programme guide, published in August 2022, the Government has set out its vision for a £300 million programme covering 2022-25. We are delighted to report that within the document’s 112 pages, the word ‘fathers’ appears 26 times – enough to persuade us that at a national level, there is an explicit understanding of the need for fathers to be woven into the design, delivery and evaluation of family services. But how can Family Hubs turn father-inclusion from an aspiration into a reality? Read the full story »
Practice »
15 September 2022
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Blog, FI research »
11 September 2022
We are delighted to make available several pre-prepared search packs drawn from our systematically collected and curated UK fatherhood research library, at a price of £15 per pack. 
Blog, Practice »
21 July 2022
The Fatherhood Institute is a world-leader in father-inclusive research, policy and practice. Established in 1999, we have built a strong track record, developing a remarkable knowledge and evidence base around fathers and fatherhood – and training thousands of practitioners, commissioners and others, as well as advocating for policy change and developing high quality resources for dads.   
Campaigns, Practice »
13 June 2022
We know that sometimes it feels like you’re the forgotten parent. Nobody smiles at you or talks to you, invites you to appointments about the baby, or asks you how you are. 
FI research, Policy »
13 June 2022
Bringing Baby Home, our review of empirical evidence about UK fathers and fatherhood in the first postnatal year, explores who dads are; what they do as caregivers, and what influences this; what impact they have (on children and mothers); and how services engage with them. 
Campaigns »
23 February 2022
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. 
FI research »
14 December 2021
We often hear the phrase ‘families come in all shapes and sizes’ these days. But in research, policy and practice there’s still a tendency to define fathers in a simplistic and binary way: you’re either ‘resident’ or ‘non-resident’. 
Practice, Training »
26 October 2021
Watch our quick guide to FI training clip (1 min) Many ‘official’ guidelines and policy documents call on family services to engage more, and more effectively, with fathers.