Key aims of the forum include:
Providing evidence of policy initiatives that have and haven’t worked in the past, providing a corrective to sweeping assumptions in the media;
Challenging stereotypes around men and women’s ’natural’ or historical roles in the family;
Exploring why certain developments in policy and individual behaviour have taken place;
Reacting to issues raised by forum members working in policy and practice;
- Testing out and sharing new models for engagement with publics and policy, on a national and local level.