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The latest news about research, policy and practice relating to work with young fathers, including resources to support work with young dads by professionals and practitioners across a range of disciplines.

FI research » Young fathers
22 July 2013
‘For too long, our culture has treated boys who become fathers . . . as detached misfits who are the architects of many of our nation’s problems, rather than seeing these youth for who they really are: young men trying to navigate a complex array of difficult life circumstances that place them at a tremendous disadvantage’ (Kiselica, 2008). 
Policy » Young fathers
22 July 2013
Getting maternity services right for pregnant teenagers and young fathers (revised edition) http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/10606/1/DCSF-00673-2009.pdf is the best piece of policy we have ever seen for this target group, informing young fathers and couples in pioneering districts. 
External research » Young fathers
22 July 2013
Here we look at some of the wider issues that projects and agencies told us were important to delivering services that meet the needs of young fathers.   
Practice » Young fathers
22 July 2013
We asked practitioners what they thought were the key issues or practice tips when setting-up and carrying out work with young fathers.   
External research » Young fathers
22 July 2013
Reaching and engaging young fathers is the ‘bread and butter’ of young fathers work.  We asked a number of projects and organisations about the methods they had used that had worked and the ones that had not.   
External research » Young fathers
22 July 2013
Developing young father-inclusive services raises challenges for organisations.  Staff may lack expertise in working with young people, or lack skills/confidence in working with males.