Policy » Domestic violence
12 May 2004
Fathers Direct, the national information centre on fatherhood, today welcomed proposals to introduce a new public sector duty to promote gender equality. 
Policy » Domestic violence
17 October 2003
Proposals, backed by senior judges, that could cut the numbers of contested child contact cases in the family courts by 75 per cent, have been presented to the Government. 
Practice » Domestic violence
1 April 2003
“How to Build New Dads” is a briefing paper aimed at those working within the maternity services – midwives, paediatricians, obstetricians, health visitors and others who are involved in supporting pregnant women and their partners through the pregnancy, preparing for, and going through the birth, and the immediate post-natal period of transition to parenthood. 
External research » Domestic violence
6 September 2001
The role of fathers has been much debated in research and press. Fathers have been shown to be as responsive to their children’s needs as mothers, and in families where fathers can offer kindness, care and warmth children do better at school, have stronger social skills and exhibit less criminality. 
Policy » Domestic violence
6 September 2001
Children are at risk because child protection services often exclude fathers from discussion of their future. Dads can often take steps to protect their children as well as offering vital support. 
External research » Domestic violence
7 June 2001
Father involvement can be vital to children, improving educational achievement, social skills and cutting criminality, according to major research commissioned by four British charities working with fathers and part-funded by the Home Office.