What does father-proofing mean in practice? DR GARY CLAPTON presents two major new papers showing exactly how organisations often unconsciously exclude dads – and the huge growth in those who have turned proudly “father-friendly”.
Very few family services would say they don’t work with fathers. However, the vast majority of services do not offer a specific service for fathers. In 2007, of a sample of 382 Scottish services for parents, only three services were adapted to suit the needs of fathers. Less than a decade later, however, there’s been a marked increase in awareness.Read more