PiP guide: Developing and sustaining father-friendly services across Lincolnshire
This is one of a series of guides to help agencies develop father-inclusive services, produced by the Department for Children, Schools and Families’ Parenting Implementation Project (PIP), which ran from early 2008 until June 2009.
There are many good practice examples of working with fathers, but it is sometimes difficult to then sustain fathers’ involvement at a community level and to embed a father friendly approach in service delivery. To address this, Lincolnshire’s Parenting Plan Steering Group established a multi agency ‘task and finish group’ to report on how father friendly services could be best achieved. By outlining the steps taken by Lincolnshire to identify and develop a sustainable model and provide some learning and tips for other LAs considering this approach, it is hoped that this guide will help inform work in other local authority areas. This guide provides details of two different approaches to developing and sustaining group work with fathers, ensuring ownership and stronger community engagement.
Download the guide from ‘Related documents’ below.Early years, Maternity, Parenting education, Vulnerable families, Young fathers