Working with Fathers

Your organisation can commission these courses to be run locally, tailored to your requirements. To discuss this further contact Sean Haresnape, policy adviser, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Working with fathers who present a risk to their children

A one day course which draw upon the findings from our indepth 6 year Fathers Matter research which included examining experiences in three local authority children’s social care services, including fathers who were domestically abusive.

Aims and learning outcomes:

The training aims to enable participates to:

  • Explore some of the challenges in engaging with risky fathers and ways to overcome them
  • hear examples of effective practice in this area
  • hear the views of fathers who have received local authority services
  • consider the evidence from our Fathers Matter research concerning how social care agencies engage with fathers who are risky
  • reflect on how practice within their own authorities addresses these difficult issues and begin to develop strategies to take forward more effective working practices.

Who should attend: social workers, social work managers and family group conference co-ordinators.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Social workers: This course would contribute 6 CPD hours.


Fathers Matter – working with fathers whose children are involved with children’s services

A one day course which explores the barriers to social workers working with fathers, and how these can be overcome. It will draw upon findings from our indepth 6 year Fathers Matter research.

Aims and learning outcomes:

The training aims to enable participants to:

  • update their knowledge of the law in working with families whose children are involved with Children’s Services
  • consider relevant research evidence
  • explore assumptions inherent in social care practice
  • hear the views of fathers’ experiences of Children’s Services
  • consider ways to improve their practice and their organisation’s work in this area.

Who should attend: social workers and social work managers

Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Social workers: This course would contribute 6 CPD hours.

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