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Forgotten Families

March 23, 2012:

Not all ‘solo parents’ are female—there are more than 20,000 dads in New Zealand who raise their children mostly on their own. We know nothing about this family type. Father & Child has now made a start and released a study on fathers who raise young children entirely on their own. By Harald Breiding-Buss

Some dads do it all alone

September 1, 2011:

In time for Fathers Day this year we have completed our study on fathers who raise young children with no or very little input by the children’s mother. This is a usually forgotten and quite ‘invisible’ family type that seems to engage little with the communities they live in. For more detail and the full […]

Recently Separated Dad?

April 30, 2010:

Dr Fran Vertue is supervising a student’s Masters thesis at the University of Canterbury. This study will explore the mental health and parenting practices of New Zealand parents who have separated in the past year or two. We decided to conduct this study online, as it is convenient for most people, and helps to maintain […]

Mauri Ora Father’s Circle

March 19, 2010:

Father’s Mauri Ora Circle Looking for support from other fathers? Looking to lend your support to other fathers? Just want somewhere where you can grow in confidence in your role as a father? Maybe you are looking for a male only environment where you can talk with other fathers? Then our Mauri Ora Father’s Circle […]

Commission Without Clout?

December 2, 2009:

Commission Without Clout? The Families Commission, set up in 2004, was part of the Labour government’s coalition agreement with Peter Dunne’s United Future Party. As a cynical volunteer in the New Zealand family support network I can’t help but ask: what have they achieved in the last four years? And especially: what have they achieved […]

Fathers Unhappy With Media

Families Commission research released today Heart and Head, showed that 60% of fathers think the media portrayed them in a poor light, and half thought that society overall does not recognise their importance.

Families Commission Calls For Paid Paternity Leave

The Families Commission is calling for four weeks paid leave for fathers with today’s release of their father research report. The report showed that fathers are asking for more time with their children.

Dads Wanted for International Wellbeing Study

August 10, 2009:

We have been approached to help recruit especially solo fathers to this study in order to make it as representative as possible of the population. See here for details. You’re asked to use the study code SOLOD if that applies to you.

Difficult Births Study on Dads

Fathers are called on to participate in a study on their experiences of a difficult birth of their baby. See here for more info.

Solo Fathers Needed For F&C Research

July 1, 2009:

Father & Child Trust is looking for fathers who have day-to-day care of at least one child eight years or under in either Christchurch or Auckland. The Trust is conducting what is believed to be the first study in New Zealand on the circumstances, issues and support of solo fathers and their young children.

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  • Dads in the 2015 manifestos: who’s saying what about fathers? April 20, 2015
      Double statutory paternity leave and pay it at a higher rate…introduce six weeks’ use-it-or-lose-it ‘daddy leave’…reform the Family Courts to introduce a presumption of 50-50 shared parenting…who’s promising what about fatherhood in their 2015 election manifestos? 
  • Young Men Into Childcare April 7, 2015
    Welcome to our Young Men Into Childcare page! The Fatherhood Institute is working with London-based partners in the early years and youth sectors to increase recruitment of young men into the childcare profession. 
  • Cross-party inquiry calls for better father-engagement in early years March 30, 2015
    A parliamentary inquiry into parenting and social mobility has called on the next government to do more to encourage the UK’s early years services to engage with men – and to fund a national reading campaign for dads and children. 
  • Spring into action with our massive publications sale March 24, 2015
    We are offering huge discounts on all our publications, in our massive Fatherhood Institute spring sale. Visit our online shop and buy before 31 March to bag the best bargains – or send us an email order to 
  • FI welcomes Labour’s plans to double paternity leave and pay February 9, 2015
    The Fatherhood Institute has welcomed Labour’s plans to double statutory paternity leave from two to four weeks, and increase the rate at which it’s paid by £100 per week.