Dr. Holly Birkett and Dr. Sarah Forbes are leading the Equal Parenting project with the aim of improving the use of family friendly policies in the UK and encouraging equality in the workplace.
The Movers and Shakers: Working Dad’s Employer Awards are being launched in 2022 by the Equal Parenting Project and Music Football Fatherhood, in order to celebrate the great work many organisations are doing in supporting fathers in the workplace.
Get full information and guidance on how to apply for these awards here
We have developed a set of accessible, easy-to-use tools for organisations to support fathers in the workplace.
24 May 2022
Awards were announced to to celebrate organisations that promote the role of fathers in driving gender equality in the workplace
04 March 2021
Appearing in Dad Blog UK.
21 February 2021
For the past year, many men have spent more time with their children than ever before. Could it force a permanent change?
by Tom Lamont in The Guardian.
08 January 2021
Holly Birkett and Sarah Forbes in the New Statesman: How Covid-19 is breaking down barriers to flexible working.
19 November 2020
Managers are much more positive about their staff working from home and working flexibly since lockdown says a new study
15 October 2020
In the CBI blog, Dr Holly Birkett and Dr Sarah Forbes write on how employers can take steps to encourage men to take on more caring responsibilities.
30 July 2020
The University of Kent and the University of Birmingham have undertaken research to understand how employees working from home have coped during the COVID-19 lockdown.
29 July 2020
The future of work is flexible – a new academic study on home working during lockdown highlights employees' desire for more flexibility and the struggles faced by parents during the COVID-19 lockdown.
02 March 2020
Researchers from the University of Birmingham have launched a "Fathers in the Workplace Toolkit", to help organisations be more inclusive of fathers and support them to balance their work and parenting roles.
By Dr Sarah Forbes and Dr Holly Birkett, co-directors of the Equal Parenting Project.
27 August 2019
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found out individuals claimants for Shared Parental Pay (ShPP) the statutory paid part of Shared Parental Leave (SPL)
28 March 2019
Dr Holly Birkett and Dr Sarah Forbes ran a forum in Westminster last week to showcase The Equal Parenting Project's research on the take-up of Shared Parental Leave (SPL).
Fathers in the Workplace Toolkit launches
Taking Shared Parental Leave - Kabir's experience