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News, research, policy and practice articles on working with separated families, and maximising the involvement of fathers in the lives of their children post-separation.

Practice » Separated families
4 June 2007
Fathers Direct’s 10 top tips for father-inclusive practice are as follows… 1) LOOK AT THE WORLD FROM THE CHILD’S POINT OF VIEW All staff will then HAVE to engage with biological fathers because they’ll recognise how much they matter to children – including to children who rarely or never see them. 
Policy » Separated families
23 March 2007
The new Gender Equality Duty (Equality Act 2006), effective from 6 April 2007, requires all public authorities, including those commissioning parenting services, to have “due regard” to the need to promote equality of opportunity between men and women. 
FI research » Separated families
20 March 2007
FATHERS’ IMPACT ON THEIR CHILDREN’S EDUCATION AND ACHIEVEMENT Messages from Research Involved fathers and child development Before we specifically look at fathers’ influence on children’s education and learning, it’s important to understand fathers’ influence on the ‘whole child’, particularly since personality characteristics such as self-esteem, self-efficacy and locus of control are emerging as key predictors children’s ultimate achievement. 
Practice » Separated families
16 March 2007
Voluntary sector organisations will be able to sign up to a new network to help with implementation of the Gender Equality Duty, to be launched later this month. 
Practice » Separated families
13 June 2006
A research study into the effectiveness of fathers work at Sure Start MRM (near Southampton). You can download the report at the bottom of this page – right click the link and select “Save Target As…” Equality of access is often centred on access to employment, yet it also applies to access to service provision. 
External research » Separated families
9 June 2006
This document is an extract from: ‘Fathers and Public Services’ by Adrienne Burgess, Research & Policy Officer, Fathers Direct, published in Daddy Dearest?