[HoC News] Support for young fathers debate: 5 July 2.30pm

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edited 9 July 2013 at 12:23PM in MoneySaving dads
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Adjournment Debate – Support for Young Fathers.
Friday, 5th July, the debate is expected to start at 2.30pm following the conclusion of the debates on Private Members Bills. Timings are approximate as Parliamentary business is subject to change.

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    edited 9 July 2013 at 12:24PM
    Following on from the debate on Friday, some of the subjects brought up during the course of the Adjournment Debate on support for young fathers included:
    • Policies on fathers and fatherhood
    • Support for young fathers
      • Role of the welfare system
      • Availability of jobs
      • Housing for fathers with occasional custody
    • Role of the father as a role model
    • Changing focus from young mothers to whole-family approaches
      • Engagement with midwives, health visitors and social workers
    • Services offered by young offenders institutes for young fathers
    • Positive involvement of fathers in childrens’ lives
    • Joint birth registration – guidance for registrars to be updated
    • Proposed changes to paternity leave through the Children and Families Bill
    The Children and Families Bill as mentioned during the course of the debate seeks to reform legislation relating to the following areas:
    • adoption and children in care
    • aspects of the family justice system
    • children and young people with special educational needs
    • the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England
    • statutory rights to leave and pay for parents and adopters
    • time off work for ante-natal care
    • the right to request flexible working
    The Bill piloted a public reading stage. Public Reading is an initiative to give members of the public the opportunity to provide their views on Bills before they are made into law. This was the first Public Reading to be run by the House of Commons and was a pilot of the process. To view members of the publics’ comments relating to the different aspects of the Bill please visit: Children and Families Bill Public Reading

    To read the full transcript of the Support for Young Fathers Debate please go to Commons Hansard Friday 5 July.

    To watch the recording of the 30 minute debate please go to Parliament TV Player. Please note that Windows Media Player or Silverlight are required to stream parliament TV.

    To find out more information about the Children and Families Bill please go to Children and Families Bill 2013-14

    We hope you find this of interest.
    DOT

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