[PDF] Good practice with fathers in children and family services

Source:
Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services
Publisher:
Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS)
Publication date:
08 June 2017

Abstract

How we think about and understand fathering has changed. Active ‘fathering’ is now an accepted role for men at home and fathers are visible outside the school gates, in parks and playgrounds and in the streets and shopping centres. Fathers’ involvement in child care increased from less than 15 minutes a day in the mid-1970s to three hours a day during the week by the late 1990s, with more at the weekend. This trend of increasing involvement has continued.