Support for Young Dads

The Fatherhood Institute

The Fatherhood Institute is one of the most respected fatherhood organisations in the world. A registered UK charity, our work focuses on policy, research and practice.

Our vision is of a society in which there’s a great dad for every child – a society that:

  • gives all children a strong and positive relationship with their father and any father-figures
  • supports both mothers and fathers as earners and carers, and
  • prepares boys and girls for a future shared role in caring for children.

In working towards this vision we:

  • collate, participate in and publicise research
  • lobby for legal and policy changes
  • help public services, employers and others become more father-inclusive, and
  • work directly with families.

We offer a wide range of training and consultancy services, including courses for family services, courses for schools, workplace courses, and bespoke consultancy. 


BBC Tiny Happy People

BBC Tiny Happy People produces short videos which give useful tips and advice for parents, ranging from pregnancy and birth related questions, child development, and how parents can improve their mental health and wellbeing. They also have a wide range of videos specifically aimed at fathers.


Dope Black Dads

Dope Black Dads is a digital safe space for fathers who wish to discuss their experiences of being black, a parent and masculinity in the modern world.

Our aim is to celebrate, heal, inspire and educate black fathers for better outcomes for black families.


Family Rights Group (FRG)

Established in 1974, Family Rights Group is the charity that works with parents in England and Wales whose children are in need, at risk or are in the care system and with members of the wider family who are raising children who are unable to remain at home. You can find more information about the projects and initiatives led by Family Rights Group on the Get involved pages on their website


Fathers Network Scotland

Fathers Network Scotland is a young, dynamic and award-winning charity with a passion for dads – because the family and society as a whole benefit when fathers are involved in the life of their children.

Our vision is for a safe and compassionate Scotland where all children, their families and communities are enriched and strengthened through the full and welcome involvement of their fathers.

Our mission is to drive positive cultural change by inspiring organisations, communities and individuals to engage, support and empower men to be the fathers they want to be.


The Mix:

The Mix is here to take on the embarrassing problems, weird questions, and please-don’t-make-me-say-it-out-loud thoughts that people under 25 have in order to give them the best support through our digital and phone services.

The Mix is a UK based charity that provides free, confidential support for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile.



The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services works with a variety of people and organisations with aim of encouraging positive change in the lives of various members of society; they have produced several reports around young fathers, and the areas in which fathers are often overlooked

Our Theory of Change documents our three approaches:

  • We inform – create conditions for effective information sharing
  • We translate and facilitate – support individuals and groups to make use of evidence
  • We co-create – work with communities to test out ideas and create conditions for embedding change

Our ethos is collaboration and we are committed to working in partnership with other agencies involved in care and support and with service users and carers.