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Research, policy and practical work with fathers in families facing challenges relating to mental and physical health, poverty and unemployment, immigration and ethnicity, imprisonment, low education and achievement, and so on.

Practice » Vulnerable families
Blog » Vulnerable families
16 December 2014 | Leave a comment
Dr Mark Osborn writes: As our European safeguarding project begins to draw towards its close, the results from the different countries are being pulled together.  
Blog » Vulnerable families
18 November 2014 | Leave a comment
Jeremy Davies writes: Two years ago the Fatherhood Institute published a global research review which identified and explored the evidence on parenting and other programmes’ promotion of father-involvement in the first eight years of children’s lives. 
Practice » Vulnerable families
16 November 2014 | Leave a comment
Our 2012 review, Fatherhood: Parenting Programmes and Policy – A Critical Review of Best Practice, examined evidence from across the world about parenting and other programmes’ focus on father-involvement as a means to impact on family violence, child abuse, children’s health or learning. 
FI research » Vulnerable families
7 November 2014 | Leave a comment
Removing a abusive father from a family, while often a positive and even essential first step, provides only a partial solution. 
FI research » Vulnerable families
7 November 2014 | Leave a comment
Attachment security is associated with superior functioning in young children – and young children with secure attachments to both parents do better than children who are securely attached to only one parent. 
External research » Vulnerable families
Blog » Vulnerable families
15 October 2014 | Leave a comment
Jeremy Davies writes: New figures from the Office for National Statistics confirm fathers’ central role in the transmission of disadvantage in the UK.