Fathers are more involved in their children’s upbringing now than they were a few generations ago, but we know that personal, social and cultural barriers continue to exist that hinder a father’s involvement in their children’s upbringing. Policies such as shared parental leave and extensions to paternity leave have made modest advances in shifting cultural behaviour, but more work needs to be done.

Future Men is secretariat of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Fatherhood. The APPG is a cross-party group of MPs and Peers. Its aim is to help to promote the wellbeing of children by ensuring that legal and policy frameworks keep up with the changing nature of family life, and that legislation encourages active and responsible fatherhood.

Upcoming Meetings

Date of next meeting: Wednesday 20 July 2022 (this will be a hybrid meeting; registration is essential)

Speaker: Adrienne Burgess, Head of Research and co-Chief Executive Officer of the Fatherhood Institute

To contact the APPG please email fatherhoodappg@futuremen.org 

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Minutes & Papers

Minutes AGM – 18 May 2022

Minutes – 22 February 2022

Minutes – 26 October 2021  

Minutes – 13 July 2021

Minutes – 20 April 2021 

Minutes – 7 December 2020

Minutes – 29 January 2020

Minutes – 19 June 2019

Minutes – 19 November 2018

Minutes – 20 March 2018

Fathers Reading to Children article – 2019

Future Men Young Fathers Report – 2017

APPG Fathers Policy Briefing – March 2017

Including fathers in children social care presentation – 2015

Engaging Fathers in Children Social Care presentation – 2015

Involving fathers in maternity presentation – 2014

Current Officers

Andrew Gwynne (MP): Chair
Tim Loughton (MP): Vice Chair
Lord Wajid Khan : Vice Chair
Sir Peter Bottomley (MP): Secretary
Steve McCabe (MP): Additional officer

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