Engaging Fathers in Children’s Services

Published: 13 February 2009

Thursday 23rd April 2009, Central London

Why attend this conference?

There are currently a range of government initiatives, such as the Teenage Pregnancy Unit and Sure Start all encouraging the development of work with fathers and projects in this area are expected to mushroom. These initiatives are supported by policies included in Every Child Matters, Every Parent Matters, Children’s Centre Guidance, and the Gender Equality Duty.

Local Authorities, children’s services and Primary Care Trusts are examining their services to make sure that they support the growth of strong relationships with fathers as well as mothers.
Assessing the extent to which child services are inclusive of fathers and improving that inclusion where necessary, is a vital step on the journey towards maximising positive outcomes for users of children’s services.

Benefits of attending:

  • Learn practical ways to engage men in children’s services
  • Explore government policy and the challenges of working with fathers effectively
  • Understand how groups are successfully putting policy into practice
  • Work effectively and safely with men of different backgrounds,
    in children’s services
  • Gain insights from the feedback of Fathers involved with children’s services

Who should attend this conference?

  • Children and Families Social Workers
  • Fostering and Adoption Social Workers
  • Sure Start professionals
  • Children’s Centres professionals
  • Family Support Workers
  • Child Protection Social Workers and team managers
  • Anyone in health, social care, charities or the voluntary sector working with adult men or children

For further information including the programme, list of speakers and booking details, please view the conference flyer

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