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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.

Practice » Early years
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. 
Practice » Early years
8 September 2014
The NSPCC’s Dad Project guide offers a range of useful tips and ideas for why and how to engage more effectively with dads, in the perinatal period and beyond. 
Blog » Early years
8 September 2014
Jeremy Davies writes: New evidence from ‘Read On. Get On.’, a Save the Children campaign launching today, suggests the need has never been greater for dads to read regularly with their children. 
Practice » Early years
5 September 2014
Writing in Every Child Journal, part of the Teaching Times group, Fatherhood Institute trustee Tim Linehan outlines the benefits (for children, fathers, mothers and wider society) of services’ engagement with fathers….and the potential dangers of their failure to do so. 
FI research » Early years
5 September 2014
A team from the Fatherhood Institute and Yale University in the US conducted a systematic review of the global evidence on parenting interventions, and found that a ‘game change’ is needed in their commissioning, design and evaluation, to get fathers more involved and thus improve child outcomes and value-for-money. 
Blog » Early years
26 June 2014
Jeremy Davies writes: Tanya Gold wrote this thoughtful piece about a vulnerable mother selling The Big Issue on the streets of London.