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Advice on engaging fathers in children’s education in schools and family learning programmes, and looking at how fatherhood is represented in schools.

Policy » Schools
12 May 2004
Fathers Direct, the national information centre on fatherhood, today welcomed proposals to introduce a new public sector duty to promote gender equality. 
External research » Schools
6 September 2001
The role of fathers has been much debated in research and press. Fathers have been shown to be as responsive to their children’s needs as mothers, and in families where fathers can offer kindness, care and warmth children do better at school, have stronger social skills and exhibit less criminality. 
Policy » Schools
6 September 2001
Children are at risk because child protection services often exclude fathers from discussion of their future. Dads can often take steps to protect their children as well as offering vital support. 
External research » Schools
19 June 2001
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 » Schools
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.