Dad's Pages

There are lots of websites out there aimed specifically at Dads - here are just a few..

General Support and Forums for Dads:

Dad Info

www.dad.info
"The information and services available for 'parents' are usually aimed at mums and, as we’ve found ourselves, it’s all too easy for dads and dads-to-be to end up feeling sidelined. We aim to give dads a free and permanent source of the information they're likely to need - from pregnancy, birth and babies to financial, legal and education info - from a dad's perspective.

Dads Space

www.dads-space.com
Website offering no nonsense information, fun and advice for dads; "Because every Dad needs a little Space sometimes."

You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter and they've even got a blog!

Dad Talk

www.dadtalk.co.uk
Funded by the Department for Education and run by The Family Matters Institute, DadTalk "is a community of men championing fatherhood and exploring what it is to be a dad in 21st Century Britain.  We aim to increase fun and confidence for all men with a fathering role."

The Fatherhood Institute

www.fatherhoodinstitute.org is the UK's national fatherhood think tank.
A charity who aims for a society that gives all children a strong and positive relationship with their father and any father-figures.

The Institute has three ongoing concerns: to change work practices so fathers are more available to care for their children, to change education to help boys better prepare for fatherhood and to bring about change in family life so the caring role of fathers is recognised and supported.

They can also be contacted on 0845 634 1328.

Home Dad

www.homedad.org.uk
UK support group dedicated to helping dads at home with their kids.  Dads can meet up, offer advice and support and share their experiences of hands-on fathering.

Ye Gads

www.ye-gads.co.uk
The website for dads, providing useful information and tips to future fathers and new dads. Created by dads for dads, this site aims to provide a perspective on the facts and realities of pregnancy, the birth and fatherhood from a guys point of view.


Support for Separated Dads

Centre for Separated Families

www.separatedfamilies.info
A national charity that works with everyone affected by family separation in order to bring about better outcomes for children; parents, carers, grandparents or anyone else with concerns about family separation are welcome.

Dad Can Do

www.dadcando.com
An online resource for all dads, but with emphasis on helping single and / or non-resident fathers who have contact with their children, providing ideas for fun activities you can do with your child such as cooking or arts and crafts.

Families Need Fathers

www.fnf.org.uk
A charity chiefly concerned with the problems of maintaining a child's relationship with both parents during and after family breakdown, offering information, advice and support services.

They have more than 50 branches in the UK offering pro-bono advice of solicitors and others familiar with the family courts.  Their website provides information and resources.

FNF can be contacted on their national helpline 0300 0300 363 between 6pm and 10pm Mondays to Fridays.

Gingerbread

www.gingerbread.org.uk
A national charity providing free practical expert advice and emotional support to lone parents and their children on anything from dealing with a break-up to child maintenance, contact, welfare benefit and tax credit issues.

There is also a free helpline on 0808 802 0925 - please click here for details on opening hours.

One Space

www.onespace.org.uk
Parenting site for single parents that offers support from experiences parenting facilitators, links to other support organisations and news.

Only Dads

www.onlydads.org
Offers support for single dads on a wide range of subjects, they "work to support and encourage lone fathers (often in difficult circumstances) to put the welfare of their children before everything else."


And Finally...

Just for fun..

If you ever have the "In the Night Garden" theme song stuck in your head after getting the wee one(s) to bed, try www.unhearit.com