There are currently a number of models used to define what is meant by a fully involved father. At its most basic level, involvement can be described under three headings.
1. Accessibility – a father’s presence and availability. Both on a physical and emotional level
2. Engagement – direct contact such as care giving, reading playing, family outings etc
3. Responsibility – fully participating in decisions regarding childcare, health visits, practical issues such as buying clothes etc. and sleeping arrangements. Also included in this category is knowing where his child/ren are at any given time.
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