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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.

FI research » Vulnerable families
7 November 2014
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
Jeremy Davies writes: New figures from the Office for National Statistics confirm fathers’ central role in the transmission of disadvantage in the UK. 
Practice » Vulnerable families
5 September 2014
Writing in Every Child Journal, part of the Teaching Times group, Fatherhood Institute trustee Tim Linehan outlines the benefits (for children, fathers, mothers and wider society) of services’ engagement with fathers….and the potential dangers of their failure to do so. 
Blog » Vulnerable families
26 June 2014
Jeremy Davies writes: Tanya Gold wrote this thoughtful piece about a vulnerable mother selling The Big Issue on the streets of London. 
Practice » Vulnerable families
17 April 2014
Young Carers in Focus (YCiF) is an exciting opportunity for young carers to feel empowered and supported to have a say about their lives and facilitate change at a Local and National level.  
Practice » Vulnerable families
19 February 2014
As part of an ongoing project with the Children’s Society, we are producing top tips on how to ensure fathers and father-figures in young carer families receive the support they need.