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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.

External research » Early years
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. 
7 June 2001
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
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
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.