“Engaging men more effectively could improve child protection
and prevent domestic violence”
(15th April 2011, www.communitycare.co.uk)
We know there is significant evidence that supports the importance of fathers in their children’s lives, in terms of building their development, welfare and sense of self. But yet the Ofsted report – Ages of Concern – which evaluated many of the 147 serious case reviews undertaken in 2009-10, cited there was a ‘”lack of attention to the role of fathers and what was known about them”. This can ultimately leave fathers marginalised and invisible to professionals as either a risk or a resource, and invisible to their children.
But how successful are children’s services in effectively encouraging and promoting father inclusive practice, especially in terms assessing them as a risk or resource – and what stops professionals from engaging with this group?
This Community Care conference will provide practitioners with the skills they require to develop a ‘father friendly’ approach within child protection. It will examine why, and how paternal relatives should and can be engaged in services, even when domestic violence has been evidenced by a current or former partner.
Attend this timely event to:
- Understand and overcome barriers to engage with non-residential fathers
- Hear how to and when to engage with men who display violent or intimidating behaviour
- Define what the Courts look for from professionals in terms of evidence and defining ‘significant harm’
- Ensure mothers and children are part of the process to engage the active participation of fathers in services and risk assessment
- Gain insights into early intervention in engaging fathers in child care and safeguarding
Plus, learn how to create and embed an organisational culture that is ‘father’ friendly in our extended change management session.