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

Theme: Locked Down: Locked Out: New fatherhood and Covid-19
Speaker: Katherine Jones: Co-CEO The Fatherhood Institute
The Fatherhood Institute has been capturing the experiences of new fathers; surveying dads/mums and health professionals at every stage of pregnancy, from the first scan to labour and beyond. We will present our early findings from the survey and talk about the challenge many families have faced and our campaign to lock dads in not out!

Date and time: Monday 7th December, 12:30pm
Location: Online Zoom meeting

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Minutes & Papers

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

Mr David Lammy (MP): Co-Chair
Steve Double (MP): Co-Chair
Tim Loughton (MP): Vice Chair
Matt Western (MP): Vice Chair
Sir Peter Bottomley (MP): Secretary

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