The ways in which women and men organise and share the care of children are changing profoundly. Already women work in over half of all two-parent families with children under five, and in these families, men do one third of the caring of children, 8 times more than 30 years ago.
We provide free, confidential and impartial information to all parents and can put you in touch with an organisation who can help.
Fatherhood Institute is the UK’s national information centre on fatherhood and their aims are to create a society that :
gives all children a strong and positive relationship with their fathers supports co-operative parenting
support both men and women as both carers and earners
Dad is a new national information resource for dads. Developed in partnership with Fathers Direct, it aims to give all UK fathers access to all the information they’ll need, from the moment they discover they are going to become a father until their children are grown up and having children of their own via their website dad.info
Dads’ Space – Info, help and practical advice for all dads. Includes Dads’ Space 121 – an online space to help fathers stay in contact with their children.
Dad Talk – A news, information and social network for all dads, everywhere, to share and discuss their most important job ever, fatherhood.
Working Families is the UK’s leading work-life balance organisation and provide information on Fathers rights and paternity pay. They also have free factsheets.
One Parent Families / Gingerbread is the leading support organisation for over 1.8 million lone parents and their children throughout England and Wales. Gingerbread’s advice service for lone parents is available:
Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm – Wed 9.00 am to 8.00 pm.
Freephone 0800 018 5026 to speak to an advice worker for advice on benefits, childcare, C.S.A, contact, divorce, employment, housing, maternity rights and lone parenthood
Family Reading Campaign
Although the average father spends more time with his children than 30 years ago (and many would like to spend more), research shows that fathers in England are less likely than mothers to read with their children. The Family Reading Campaign are working to reinforce the importance of encouraging reading in the home and have some useful information which targets dads and male carers.