Recognising fathers: a national survey of fathers who have children with learning disabilities

This reports on results of a national survey of fathers who have children with learning disabilities’. It presents the findings from 251 fathers who completed a questionnaire. It highlights that current policies and practices often fail to acknowledge or support fathers in their role as carers and make recommendations to address the situation. Contents include: designing and analysing the survey; survey participants; involvement of fathers; impact on relationships with family and friends; support from family and friends; contact with services; impact on health; impact on paid employment; support with paid employments; recommendations.

Author: 
Christine Towers
Publisher: 
Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
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