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Practice » Drugs and alcohol
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. 
Practice » Drugs and alcohol
13 October 2014
Our Dads’ FAQs feature information and guidance on a range of subjects, and are intended to help fathers who want to play an active role in their children’s lives. 
FI research » Drugs and alcohol
Practice » Drugs and alcohol
23 July 2013
Young fathers (aged 16-24) are some of the most invisible, marginalised and vulnerable parents in the UK. Many – though by no means all – have grown up in difficult circumstances, are on low incomes or benefits, have few academic qualifications and relatively poor career prospects. 
FI research » Drugs and alcohol
22 July 2013
‘For too long, our culture has treated boys who become fathers . . . as detached misfits who are the architects of many of our nation’s problems, rather than seeing these youth for who they really are: young men trying to navigate a complex array of difficult life circumstances that place them at a tremendous disadvantage’ (Kiselica, 2008). 
Policy » Drugs and alcohol
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 » Drugs and alcohol
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.