15 September 2021
The UK’s Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel's in-depth and hard-hitting report, The Myth of Invisible Men, published today, shines a light on the rare but tragic phenomenon of fathers and father-figures who kill or injure babies (not by accident). In this article we provide a brief summary of our contribution to the Panel's review, which comprises two separate but complementary evidence reviews - one about the prevalence of, and risk factors behind, such cases, and the other looking at safeguarding services’ role in preventing them. The Myth of Invisible Men makes for dark but essential reading for managers and practitioners at all levels, and in every geographical corner, of the UK’s universal and specialist safeguarding services. Read the full story »
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17 June 2021
As we celebrate Father’s Day 2021, what do we know about fathers’ role in supporting their children’s learning and development – and what else would we like to find out? 
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4 May 2021
PLEASE NOTE: ALL INFORMATION INCLUDING REPORTS AND VIDEO ARE EMBARGOED UNTIL 0.01AM ON 11 MAY 2021 Study reveals demand to preserve large lockdown increases in fathers’ caring, schoolwork support and housework. 
Blog, Practice »
15 June 2020
On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man was killed by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during an arrest for allegedly using a fake $20 note in a shop. 
Blog, Policy »
18 May 2020
We have been invited by the House of Commons Petitions Committee, to feed into its exploration of whether or not to extend maternity leave for 3 months in response to the Covid-19 lockdown[1]. 
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14 May 2020
Adrienne Burgess writes… Reflecting on the process of industrialisation in Britain from the mid-nineteenth century, the historical demographer Peter Laslett wrote: “The most important of all the effects on the family group of the process of modernisation has undoubtedly been the physical removal from the household of the father and other earners for all of every working day . 
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6 May 2020
Mark Gatto is a working parent (PhD and Research Assistant at Northumbria School of Law and Business School) who is caring for his 14 month old son alongside his wife, who works as a doctor in the NHS. 
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27 January 2020
We have been asked to comment on this story about claims that fathers are using an Edinburgh maternity ward ‘like a hotel’. 
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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.