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Information for professionals working with men who are fathers of children with disabilities, or who are disabled themselves, or whose partners are disabled – no matter what their disability or health condition.

FI research » Disability
Practice » Disability
19 November 2015
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. 
Policy » Disability
16 February 2013
Many policy documents and some legislation require family, health and education professionals to engage with ‘parents’. This should, of course, mean that they engage with fathers as well as mothers – but research show that this tends to happen all too rarely. 
Policy » Disability
31 January 2013
13Parental Responsibility is a legal status an adult can hold in relation to a child, which gives that adult all the ‘rights and responsibilities’ of a parent. 
External research » Disability
Practice » Disability
26 July 2011
A team at the University of Manchester is conducting ongoing research into fathers’ contribution to the management of their children’s chronic kidney conditions. 
FI research » Disability
19 January 2011
This research summary covers: Trends in father involvement in the UK Aspirations Satisfaction Family and work stress: fathers’ experiences Leave policies and father involvement Father-care, gender equity and child wellbeing Fathers’ employment and child wellbeing Business/economic costs/benefits of father involvement Low income fathers’ employment References Download this research summary as a Word document Trends in father involvement in the UK Mothers in Britain increasingly engage in paid work (mainly part-time) from when their children are very young: Today 50% of mothers of 9-month-olds are in paid employment (Dex & Ward, 2010) with 70% working earlier than planned because of money concerns (Pykett, 2009) and others motivated by a desire to escape full-time childcare (Miller, 2005). 
Practice » Disability
2 July 2010
Making sure your agency registers key information about all dads as a matter of course is a MUST. In fact for all agency staff to ROUTINELY gather such details is the single most important step to engaging with substantial numbers of young fathers.