Special section: Role of men in child protection

This section brings together all resources on men’s role in child protection, such as recent research reviews, reports, videos and learning resources.


27 Jan 2020
Research in Practice and Professor Gail Kinman and Dr. Louise Grant (University of Bedfordshire) have published their latest work “The SWORD Change Project”. This project aims to provide social work leaders and supervisors with an... Read more
15 Jan 2020
Hundreds of people signed an online campaign and letter to highlight the most harmful aspects of today’s public care system in the UK: Numerous children sent far from their families, friends and schools More trust in unregulated homes... Read more
12 Dec 2019
There is an unacceptable lack of data on children without or at risk of losing parental care in Europe today. The data that is available is typically not disaggregated, for example by age, gender, or disability. Where data is available,... Read more


25 Nov 2019
Enhance your knowledge of gender-based violence and the forms of domestic abuse Domestic violence is a global health issue that can take many forms and affect anyone. Health and social care professionals play an important role in recognising... Read more
04 Apr 2018
This is a short self-paced course, that provides an overview of key insights and data on the unique and irreplaceable role that fathers play in the well-being of their children. Effective father engagement requires consistent and long-term... Read more
02 Dec 2016
About the webinar: The partnership between social workers and other professionals providing social services to children, and their clients' caregivers is crucial for a proper development of children. Among all kind of professionals working... Read more


01 Jan 2019
As part of the campaign MenCare led by Promundo and Sonke Gender Justice, Promundo recently released a publication looking at “The State of the World’s Father”. In many parts of the world a boy child is still treated differently... Read more
01 Jan 2019
Childline, the social support for children and young people, were launched 33 years ago in the UK having. They are an example of an important preventive and caring initiative, a platform for counselling. Apart from phone-line it... Read more
20 Dec 2017
In a series of infographics, this document describes the results of the "For a violence free life of children in Moldova" Project, implemented during 2015-2017 by Terre des hommes Moldova, with the financial support of the OAK... Read more


03 Jul 2018
Studies in the field in recent years, shows that the presence of fathers in raising and educating children has a particular impact on them and comes with a number of benefits. However, what do we do when we do not know how to build a father-child... Read more
04 May 2018
This videos talks about the use of big data in the fight for gender equality and provides examples of how big data fills in the gaps in traditional sources of information.   Sources: UN Women and UN Global Pulse (2018) Gender Equality... Read more
12 Feb 2017
In this 50-minute talk, hosted on February 9, 2017 by the "Coffee Break" show at Radio Chisinau, the journalist together with psychologist Daniela Terzi-Barbarosie discuss about how men from nowadays Moldova get involved in... Read more

Role of men in child protection

[United Kingdom] Better support the wellbeing of social workers with the new SWORD workbook
Date of publication: 2020
Research in Practice and Professor Gail Kinman and Dr.
[United Kingdom] Online Campaign Calls for Full Review of Care System
Date of publication: 2020
Hundreds of people signed an online campaign and letter to highlight the most harmful aspects of today’s public care system in the UK:
[United Kingdom] Guidance on Removing Newborns Aims to Tackle Inconsistent Practices and Gaps in Legal Knowledge
Date of publication: 2019
The academics of the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory are working on a new guidance for professionals on removing newborns from their birth families. Reviews of the research and reports shows that the current practise has many deficiencies:
[United Kingdom] Social Work England confirms online CPD system as it takes over regulation of profession
Date of publication: 2019
New regulations for recording continuing professional development (CPD) are changed by Social Work England. Social workers have to record CPD every year under the annual registration.
[Hungary] Hungarian Jesuits have Updated their Child Protection Policy
Date of publication: 2019
The Hungarian Province of the Society of Jesus created a Child Protection Policy in 2011. It was reviewed and updated in 2014, and again in November 2019.
[Armenia] Armenian Social Workers Celebrate Milestone in Social Work Development
Date of publication: 2019
15 years ago, Armenia made a big step in improving people’s lives: the Association of Social Workers was founded and social work studies was introduced at Yerevan State University.
[Greece] First International Conference of Social Work in Greece
Date of publication: 2019
The first international social work conference, 'Social Deprivation, Child Protection and Human Rights', was held in Greece on 1–3 November 2019.
[United Kingdom] Facebook surveillance becoming ‘normalised’ in some social work teams, research concludes
Date of publication: 2019
We live in a digitally connected environment and in many cases we use social media platforms for our professional tasks as well. There are many regulations, such as GDPR in the EU, protecting our privacy.
[United Kingdom] Few social workers feel training provides ‘digital readiness’ for practice, research finds
Date of publication: 2019
Based on a recent UK study of social workers’ digital capabilities majority of the social workers don’t feel their initial education prepares them for using digital technologies in practice, but most respondents rated their digital skills as ‘good


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