A new campaign by fatherhood charity aims to ‘seal the some of the gaps’ that currently exist in government policies around men and dads.
Advocate group Future Men have launched Agenda: Dad, aimed at helping to create a unified voice for fathers at policy level.
According to the group, “This is a series of online events that will bring together experts in various fields around fathers and fatherhood. The outputs of the series – videos, comments, and questions – will be shared over social media and the Future Men website to engage a wider audience still. The totality of the outputs will inform the approach Future Men takes towards the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fatherhood, to which Future Men provides secretariat support.”
The plan is to focus over the next nine months on three particular fatherhood policy goals:
“The objective of Agenda: Dads is about raising the bar at a universal level to create a better landscape for fathers at a policy level,” said Chris Stein, Director of Marketing, Fundraising and Advocacy at Future Men.
“Talking about where the gaps are, how closing those gaps would benefit fathers. It’s about creating a unified, galvanised voice.”
The next Agenda: Dad event will take place Tuesday, 3 October at 1p.m. That will feature male mental health campaigner Mark Williams presenting his work on mental health screening and thinking about next steps.
“We can support fathers, but that’s one part of the puzzle,” added Stein. “This is about raising the bar at a universal policy level.”