Involving Fathers in the Home Learning Environment:
book now for our free webinar on Friday 7 October
Find out how helping fathers support their children’s learning and development could maximise the impact of Family Hubs, in our lunchtime learning session this Friday (7 Oct) at 12.30 – 1.30pm.
This event is aimed at anyone involved in the design and delivery of Family Hubs. To book your place, please register on Eventbrite.
Our speakers include: FI Head of Research Adrienne Burgess, talking about the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on fatherhood; FI Head of Training Jeszemma Howl, introducing the FRED (Fathers Reading Every Day) programme; and Leeds University Senior Research Fellow Dr Helen Norman, sharing early findings from the PIECE study.
We still have plenty of spaces available for this event, so even if it is short notice, do please share widely with any colleagues you think might be interested, wherever they might sit within the Family Hub system.
Here is the link to share: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/412937596467.
Mainstreaming Father Support in Family Hubs:
book now for our free webinar on 13 October
Join us for a ‘deep dive’ into how to make your Family Hub a trailblazing model of father-inclusive practice. This practical, evidence-based session – led by Fatherhood Institute Head of Training Jeszemma Howl – will focus on father-inclusive approaches, practice and interventions, for Family Hub leaders, managers and practitioners.
We will cover:
- Reaching out to fathers – clever communications and supportive systems
- Making the most of fathers – effective participatory involvement in parent panels, evaluation, co-production and consultations
- Managing paternal risk: how father-inclusion can support effective safeguarding
- Working with fathers in couples.
Please note: this event is NOT aimed at fathers/ families, and is targeted at people involved in setting up and developing Family Hubs.
Book your FREE place via Eventbrite.
Need to find the latest research references on particular subjects relating to UK fathers and fatherhood? We are now offering search packs from our systematically collected and curated UK fatherhood research library, at a price of £15 per pack.
Find out more here.
Check out our latest work on parenting leave reform
We’ve partnered with childcare tech start-up Koru Kids to call for employers to give dads at least six weeks’ well-paid leave in their babies’ first year. Read more here or go straight to the interactive #PaternityLeague table showing how even the ‘best’ employers sometimes neglect fathers.
Read our Daddy Leave working paper here – and do please share your thoughts and ideas about this paper, which we present as an early draft of what we hope will become a more ‘solid’, costed proposal over the coming months.
It’s not just FI talking about the need for a minimum of six weeks’ leave and pay for fathers and other non-birthing partners. Just recently the Chartered Institute for Professional Development, which represents more than 160,000 HR and personnel managers, has called for change (and says almost a third of employers want this too!), along with Pregnant Then Screwed, a campaign group pushing for a fairer deal for mothers and families (read more about their Let’s Talk About Six campaign here).
Tell us what you think – and get in touch if you think there are ways you could contribute to our work on this area. Please email Dr Jeremy Davies.