Working with fathers and other significant males - Antser
  • Children Specialist Practice Areas

Working with fathers and other significant males

This highly specialised course supports participants in developing a better understanding of working with fathers and other significant males
1 day
up to 22 people face to face
Up to 15 people remotely

Learning outcomes

  • To reflect on gender, men, fathering and diversity
  • To know the barriers to engaging adult males in the assessment process
  • To build on skills and expertise and develop/understand strategies to engage men in the uptake of services in order to meet the needs of children.
  • To use appropriate tools to assess parenting capacity.
  • To explore and discuss the perception of roles of adult males in society and look at any dilemmas and good practice examples.
  • Have an overview of research, Safeguarding Practice Reviews
  • To know facts and statistics about working with men
  • To understand the social development of boys, men and fatherhood
  • To improve communication skills to engage men in assessments and interventions


Engaging with fathers & significant men is an important part of child protection and safeguarding practice. Men may be involved in families in a range of ways and may need support in the process of becoming effective parents. This course explores the historical context of fatherhood and considers learning from SCRs, research and evidence based practice when working with men, the blocks to engaging with and working with men and the risks of ‘hidden’ men. It also looks at a variety of skills and techniques for assessing their parenting roles and engaging and supporting them as fathers.

The aim of this course is to ensure adult males are considered in the engagement and assessment process within social work and social care services and to explore the role of the male carer. This course will enable staff to understand the barriers to working with difficult fathers, provide confidence, resilience and skills to address practice in order to work with fathers and other significant males

This course is delivered by our expert facilitators who will bring their first hand experience and tailor the course to suit your learning needs.

Our course covers the following topics:

  • Introduce self and aims for today
  • The ‘tasks of adolescence’ – a socio biological analysis
  • Facts and Stat – Fathers and Family Life
  • Communication Skills in Engaging Fathers and Young Men
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This course includes:

  • Case studies
  • Safeguarding practice reviews
  • Group work
  • Resources

Benefits of the course:

  • Up-to-date and in line with the key legislation and guidance in the UK
  • No pre requisites needed to join this course
  • Delivery from professional and expert facilitators in the field

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