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Watch the webinar recording here soon

The online launch of the PIECE study’s final report took place on 20 September 2023. 

Following an opening by Andrew Gwynne MP – Shadow Social Care Minister and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fatherhood – we heard a presentation on the headline findings from Helen Norman (PI) and Jeremy Davies (co-I) that highlight the importance of fathers’ care for children’s education and development.

We also heard about a practice example on the benefits of fathers reading to their children from Jeszemma Howl. who talked about the Fatherhood Institute’s Fathers Reading Every Day (FRED) programme. There was a panel discussion about the importance and challenges of engaging fathers with experts from Learning with Parents, Peeple, Dope Black Dads, TheDadLab and Parentkind.

We will be adding a link to the webinar soon.



11:30 – Welcome and introductions: Andrew Gwynne MP, Shadow Public Health Minister and Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fatherhood

11:40 – KeynoteDr Helen Norman (Leeds University Business School) summarises the main findings of the study

12:05 – Dr Jeremy Davies (Co-investigator, Fatherhood Institute) summarises the results of our survey of fathers’ experiences of school-home support

12:15 – Q&A session

12:25 – Break

12:35 – Practice example: Jeszemma Howl (Fatherhood Institute) talks about FRED (Fathers Reading Every Day)

12:45 – Panel discussion

Contributions provided by:

Sian Lewis, Head of Parent Participation, Parentkind

Tom Harbour, Chief Executive Officer, Learning with Parents

Liz Ersoy, Training and Accreditation Manager, Peeple

Sergei Urban, Founder, TheDadLab

Umar Kankiya, Media Lead, Dope Black Dads

Questions from the audience welcome after the chaired panel session.

13:25 – Thanks and event close


Presentation slides (including introduction by Andrew Gwynne) available PIECE Report Launch_full slide deck_Sept2023_v2.