NW Area Group

Closed 27 Oct 2014

Opened 22 Sep 2014


Serious Case Reviews have noted the challenge of working with fathers and male carers and highlight the failures of workers to effectively engage with fathers or identify men who present a risk to children.  Research from the Family Rights Group highlights that too often agencies are neither assessing fathers as a risk or a resource to their children.

Research shows barriers to working with men include:

  • Gender stereotyping
  • Power and control issues
  • Lack of resources
  • Organisational issues
  • Lack of reflective supervision
  • Fears for own safety

The SSCB wants to know what you think the barriers are to working with fathers and male carers and how you/your agency or team are overcoming these.  The SSCB also wants to hear about any areas of good practice you are aware of.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey which we will use to support safeguarding services.  This survey will close on 27 October.


  • Runnymede
  • Surrey Heath
  • Woking


  • Teachers
  • Social workers
  • Youth workers
  • Health professionals working with children
  • CSF staff
  • Headteachers
  • Health providers
  • Clinical commissioning groups
  • Children's Centres
  • GPs
  • Healthcare providers


  • Safeguarding children