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Counting fathers in – how can social workers build better relationships with fathers involved in child protection services?

February 15, 2019

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Introduction

 

This workshop was presented by Dr Georgia Philip from the Centre for Research on Children and Families (CRCF), based at the University of East Anglia (UEA).  Georgia explained she is a sociologist by training and her research has focused on fathers, fatherhood and father engagement. In particular she has worked on two major research projects, on fathers’ experiences of child protection, and of recurrent care proceedings. She flagged up two Nuffield Foundation funded research projects and reports relevant to today’s workshop:

 

Research Briefing - Counting Fathers In: Understanding men’s experiences of the child protection system by CRCF at UEA

 

‘Up Against It’; understanding fathers’ experiences of recurrent care proceedings. by UEA and Lancaster University