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The dads we meet play a mixed role in caring for their child.
Some deal with most of the appointments while others said that
their partner became the 'keyworker', dealing with health and
education services while they worked to pay for extra costs.
Fathers in this position often feel uninformed because their
partner finds out things first. We hope our tips help you find the
information you need to support your partner and care for your
Many of the parents we work with say they value hearing from
other people going through the same experiences. These tips come
from other fathers of disabled children.
Working parents may have a legal right to take time off in
certain circumstances, such as paternity leave, parental leave and
Visit our rights in work page to find out what
you're entitled to or call our
helpline. Check with your employer for copies of their staff
handbook or relevant policies.
It's important to find out what financial support you can claim
as the parent of a disabled child. This includes Disability Living Allowance
(DLA), Personal Independence Payment
(PIP) and Carer's Allowance.