Father & Child Trust has cleared the first hurdle of obtaining funds for a research project involving solo fathers with full custody of children under 8 years of age. The new Lottery Community Research Fund has invited the Trust to submit a full research proposal after accepting the idea.
The Trust hopes to get a better idea of the support needs of this group of families, including whether any patterns emerge about the needs of their children. Solo fathers appear underrepresented in mainstream family health and social services, and the study aims to find some of the barriers preventing solo father families from being better supported.
We’d like to hear from any solo dads with young children, living in Christchurch, Wellington or Auckland. Please email if you think you can help.