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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.

External research » Separated families
25 April 2005
Available for download here is a presentation by Liz Trinder, Senior Lecturer and Director of Research Programmes, UEA, called "Messages from research about children’s needs, outcomes and interventions in separated families". 
Practice » Separated families
25 April 2005
Available for download here is a presentation by Angela Graham, Service Manager, Sunderland and South Tyneside Family Mediation Service, called "Supporting separated fathers at a local contact centre". 
Practice » Separated families
25 April 2005
Available for download here is a presentation by by Terry Melvin, Manager of Mensline Australia, called “Addressing domestic violence issues in a telephone service for men – early intervention and supporting change”. 
External research » Separated families
18 April 2005
In recent years there has been considerable research from the US on positive outcomes for children whose fathers become ‘involved’ in their care. 
Policy » Separated families
1 April 2005
The UK has the highest rate of teenage pregnancies in Western Europe, children born to teen mums are among the most vulnerable of all children – and in African Caribbean cultures, early pregnancy is still very common. 
Policy » Separated families
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.