65% of African Caribbean children are looked after by a lone parent and 90% of these are mothers. Tottenham MP David Lammy meets young fathers who are trying to buck the trend by playing a more active role in raising their children. Owen, a father of five who had his first son at 15, says: “I think dads feel pushed to the corner so they stay in the corner. Lots of people have a good heart, they just need guidance.”
A moving and insightful exploration of the challenges facing young African Caribbean fathers.
13th November 2012 at 4pm, BBC Radio 4
Produced by Kim Normanton
Presented by David Lammy MP
Executive producer Jo Coombs
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