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News, research, policy and practice articles for those working within Muslim communities, relating to fatherhood in Islamic communities, and Muslim fatherhood.

Policy » Muslim fathers
31 January 2013
Parental 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. 
Practice » Muslim fathers
1 December 2012
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FI research » Muslim fathers
19 January 2011
This research summary covers: Trends in father involvement in the UK Aspirations Satisfaction Family and work stress: fathers’ experiences Leave policies and father involvement Father-care, gender equity and child wellbeing Fathers’ employment and child wellbeing Business/economic costs/benefits of father involvement Low income fathers’ employment References Download this research summary as a Word document Trends in father involvement in the UK Mothers in Britain increasingly engage in paid work (mainly part-time) from when their children are very young: Today 50% of mothers of 9-month-olds are in paid employment (Dex & Ward, 2010) with 70% working earlier than planned because of money concerns (Pykett, 2009) and others motivated by a desire to escape full-time childcare (Miller, 2005). 
Practice » Muslim fathers
19 August 2010
Creating new opportunities for dads to become involved in learning activities with their children was the aim of the Dads in Demand project. 
Practice » Muslim fathers
13 August 2010
More than 2,000 primary schools, nurseries, pre-schools and other settings, including prisons and libraries, took part in the first ever Fathers’ Story Week, in the run-up to Father’s Day 2010. 
Practice » Muslim fathers
2 July 2010
Making sure your agency registers key information about all dads as a matter of course is a MUST. In fact for all agency staff to ROUTINELY gather such details is the single most important step to engaging with substantial numbers of young fathers.