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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.

Blog » Schools
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 » Schools
26 June 2014
Martin Andrews, dads support worker at Grandpont Children’s Centre in Oxfordshire, writes:   I organise regular fortnightly Saturday morning stay and play sessions with male carers. 
Practice » Schools
19 May 2014
We asked dads in south London to tell us what they thought about Fathers Reading Every Day – our supported reading programme for schools, nurseries and children’s centres. 
FI research » Schools
Practice » Schools
23 July 2013
Young fathers (aged 16-24) are some of the most invisible, marginalised and vulnerable parents in the UK. Many – though by no means all – have grown up in difficult circumstances, are on low incomes or benefits, have few academic qualifications and relatively poor career prospects. 
FI research » Schools
22 July 2013
‘For too long, our culture has treated boys who become fathers . . . as detached misfits who are the architects of many of our nation’s problems, rather than seeing these youth for who they really are: young men trying to navigate a complex array of difficult life circumstances that place them at a tremendous disadvantage’ (Kiselica, 2008). 
External research » Schools
18 July 2013
This regional year-long campaign (2012-13) developed in partnership with a small multi-agency working group convened and led by the Local Safeguarding Children Board, promoted the importance of fathers in children’s lives to family professionals, policy makers, families and the wider local public.