The first wave of interviews conducted for the FYFF study examined the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on young fathers, their families and the professionals who supported them. ... continue reading >
Wave 1: Exploring the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on young fathers and the professionals that support them
As a qualitative longitudinal study, the Following Young Fathers Further team are following a group of young fathers over time. This means conducting multiple interviews with them. We are also working with a number of national charities and organisations to explore and document examples of good practice in the support of young fathers.
The study commenced in January 2020, just 3 months before the first national lockdown in the UK. As an unprecedented and unanticipated global crisis the pandemic has had far reaching consequences for everyone. We therefore developed our first wave of interviews to explore how the pandemic impacted on young fathers and their families and also how professionals and organisations adapted their support offers. Early analyses from this first wave of interviews, conducted between July and December 2020 are presented in three working papers accessible via the links below:
In this paper, we explore the earning and caring experiences and trajectories of a cohort of seventeen young fathers in the context of COVID-19 pandemic. We examine continuities ... continue reading >
In this briefing paper, we consider emergent findings about the prevalence of social isolation, local familial and community support and mental health in the context of COVID-19 ... continue reading >
In this working paper we present insights from interviews conducted with seventeen professionals working for the voluntary sector and other generic and specialist family support ... continue reading >