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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.

Practice » Schools
21 July 2011
Reproduced with kind permission of the Times Educational Supplement. First published 15 July 2011 The sins of the fathers A child with a parent in prison often chooses not to speak about it at school, fearing stigma and humiliation. 
Blog » Schools
12 July 2011
Here you can download the form you need to send us the money you raised during FSW 2011. Many thanks for supporting Barnardo’s and the Fatherhood Institute to help dads and their children! 
16 May 2011
Schools are increasingly aware of the importance of engaging fathers and father figures in their children’s learning, in the daily life of schools and in governance. 
FI research » Schools
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 » Schools
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 » Schools
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.