A Man's Place: including and engaging fathers and male carers Children in Europe Conference

positively in their children’s lives?
Fathers and male carers, of all kinds and in all situations, are important to the development, well-being and life chances of children, yet children and family services still have difficulty engaging fathers, and many fathers feel that these services are not for them. How can we catch up with the changes in the modern family and make our services relevant and able to involve fathers positively in their children’s lives?

This conference will address the target area for International Men’s Day 2012 of promoting fathers and positive male role models and examine how we can best meet the needs of men as parents and carers, whatever their age or background, whether biological or not, resident or non-resident and however their family is structured and thus aid the development, wellbeing and life chances of their children.

Conference themes:

  • Making the National Parenting Strategy fit for fathers and their children and making it work on a local level
  • Including and reaching out to fathers and male carers
  • Understanding new kinds of fatherhood and family
  • Listening and responding to what real dads want
  • Balancing the demands of work and fatherhood


Discussion sessions will include:

  • Additional support: engaging men with services for all children
  • Practical help for dads to be, from pre-conception onwards
  • How could more men in childcare help fathers and children?
  • Dads at work: balancing employment and fatherhood
  • How to get a dad’s group up and running
  • Men in fostering, adoption and kinship care

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Venue: in Glasgow
Duration: Full-day

Who should attend: . This conference is relevant to all those who work for fathers and families, particularly in health, education, early years, including practitioners working in maternity care, children/family services, childcare, family separation and fostering; head teachers and school management staff.
Date: 20/11/2012

Duration: Full-day

Member – individual/small voluntary agency – EARLY BIRD £125.00
Member – statutory bodies/large voluntary agencies/organisations – EARLY BIRD £160.00
Non-Member – individual/small voluntary agency EARLY BIRD £160.00
Non-Member – statutory bodies/large voluntary agencies/organisations – EARLY BIRD £195.00