Fathers Matter Training

11 July 2008

19 November 2008, 9.30am to 4pm, London

‘Addressing Child welfare concerns working with fathers’ has been developed as a one day training course for social care practitioners to explore the issues involved in working with fathers in social care.

The training has been developed and delivered by Sean Haresnape Policy Advisor at the Family Rights Group and David Bartlett co-founder of the Fatherhood Institute as part of the Fathers Matter Two project based at the Family Rights Group in London.

The training is intended for all social care staff that are engaged with families in decision-making concerning their children and is particularly aimed at social workers and social work managers.

The structure of the day

The training strikes a balance between exploring the wider social and policy issues concerning fathers whilst allowing opportunity for participants to work with practice locally. With this in mind the aims of the training are to enable participants to have opportunity to:

  • Update their knowledge of the law as it pertains to fathers engaged in decision making about their children within social care settings.
  • Consider the available research evidence concerning fathers’ engagement in decision-making.
  • Explore ‘gendered’ assumptions inherent in social care practice.
  • Hear the direct experiences of fathers regarding their engagement in decision-making.
  • Reflect on local practice regarding how effectively fathers are engaged.
  • Take forward ideas as to how their policies and practices can be improved in this area.

If you would like to attend, please complete a booking form.