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News, policy, research and practice articles of relevance for professionals working within early years services, such as Health Visiting, Sure Starts and Family Centres, with a focus on engaging successfully with fathers in those settings.

Policy » Early years
2 July 2001 | Leave a comment
Fathers Direct, the national information centre for fatherhood, today gave a cautious welcome to the Government’s announcement that employers will be required by law to give serious consideration to requests from the parents of young children forflexible or part-time working. 
External research » Early years
19 June 2001 | Leave a comment
More than 90 per cent of children want more time with their fathers, with three times as many saying that caring, rather than breadwinning, is their dad’s most important job. 
External research » Early years
7 June 2001 | Leave a comment
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. 
7 June 2001 | One comment
The key points from the research published by Fathers Direct, NFPI, Working with Men and Newpin Fathers Support Centre on June 13 2001. 
Policy » Early years
19 April 2001 | Leave a comment
In response to the report from the Childcare Commission published today calling for greater support for families, Fathers Direct, the national information centre for fatherhood issued the following statement. 
Policy » Early years
21 March 2001 | 2 comments
Fathers Direct, the national information centre for fatherhood, today urged the Government to publicise the granting of full parental responsibility to unmarried fathers who register their children’s birth jointly with the mother of the child.