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.

News

11 Mar 2020
Becca Dove, family worker and Tim Fisher, social worker wrote an article in CommunityCare on lived experience and peer support approaches in child protection. Beginning with a story on a real-world example telling how social services were... Read more
21 Feb 2020
A 15-month-long research project was carried out to understand how social workers deal with the relationships they have with children and families, and in what ways these relationships are impacted by organizational culture, office design and staff... Read more
11 Feb 2020
Today’s child protection practices are rooted in initiatives like the child rescue movement and voluntary agencies that started in the 19th century and provided support for children in need. In the Victorian and Edwardian era, the government... Read more

Learning

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
16 Jan 2019
Across the world, children are at risk of violence, abuse, exploitation, and neglect. Conflict and natural disasters have forced millions to flee their homes and confront the dangers of migration and displacement. Commercial sexual exploitation... 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

Library

11 Mar 2020
The report looks at what effective youth work looks like for children and young people and the role of youth services in England in helping to tackle knife crime and serious youth violence. It looked at ways that youth services are... 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

Multimedia

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

[Europe] Putting lived experience at the heart of child protection
Date of publication: 2020
Becca Dove, family worker and Tim Fisher, social worker wrote an article in CommunityCare on lived experien
Securing a brighter future: The role of youth services in tackling knife crime
Date of publication: 2020
Publisher: All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Knife Crime & Violence Reduction
The report looks at what effective youth work looks like for children and young people and the role of youth services in England in helping to tackle knife crime and serious youth violence. It loo
[United Kingdom] Narrative of Social Workers Stifled by Admin Needs Revision, Finds Study
Date of publication: 2020
A 15-month-long research project was carried out to understand how social workers deal with the relationships they have with children and families, and in what ways these relationships are impacted by organizational culture, office design and staf
[United Kingdom] Victorian Attitudes can Still be Found in Child Protection Services
Date of publication: 2020
Today’s child protection practices are rooted in initiatives like the child rescue movement and voluntary agencies that started in the 19th century and provided support for children in need.
[International] If Social Work Knowledge is still Based on Western Values, Can Practice Really be Anti-oppressive?
Date of publication: 2020
A lecturer in social work, Sue Cook, considers the uncomfortable questions about 'decolonizing' education and practice for an increasingly diverse world.
[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.

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