Fathers at the margins

Garboden, Molly
October 2009
Community Care;10/29/2009, Issue 1793, p22
The article discusses the introduction of parental responsibility as one of the most important aspects of the Children Act 1989. Families Need Fathers, a charity devoted to the role of both parents in children's lives, says the Act should be changed because parenting itself has changed since 1989. Currently, only married fathers have automatic parental responsibility for their children. Becky Sibert, policy and information officer at Families Need Fathers, says traditional roles have changed.


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