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Teenage Fathers

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Investigating what more could be done about the issue of teenage fathers, meet three young fathers in this whole-school video for Key Stage 3/4 teachers. It links with Every Child Matters and sex and relationship education.

Much has been done in recent years to ensure teenage mothers get the right support, and when discussing teenage pregnancy in Britain, the traditional focus is on young women.

Society often regards teenage fathers as irresponsible individuals who get their girlfriends pregnant and then abandon them. Yet all the evidence shows that when young fathers are offered reliable and sympathetic support, the impact upon them, their children and their families can be profound.

Compared to their female counterparts, school-aged fathers are almost invisible as a group. How many there are in the country is not known. But three teenage fathers from Sunderland emerge from the shadows to reveal who they really are, in this video that has relevance for secondary PSHE.

Part of the series: School Matters

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