Engaging Fathers Workshop

  • Do you work with children or families in early years, health or primary school?

  • Are you aware of the requirement to evidence the inclusion of fathers in your work?

  • Are you aware of the links between father inclusion and improving outcomes for children?

Join Roger Olley MBE or a member of the ‘Including Men’ team for this outcome driven workshop.

Engaging Fathers and Male Carers in Early Years and Primary Settings

A low cost, high quality half-day workshop for managers and practitioners.

The workshop will address:

  • Blocks and barriers to father / male carer engagement
  • Engaging fathers / male carers in the early years – What works
  • Development of a strategic checklist for engaging fathers and male carers in delegates own settings
  • Evidencing father inclusion work for reports and inspection eg.Ofsted.


Research shows that children with highly motivated fathers develop better friendships and more empathy, have higher levels of educational achievement and self-esteem, and are less likely to become involved with crime or substance abuse.

The Department of Health 2009 Healthy Child Programme which

‘Acts as best practice guidance for Children’s Service’, requires that contact with the family routinely involves and supports fathers, including non-resident fathersand that service providers should recognise and respond tothe specific concerns of fathers, including advice about supporting their partner during pregnancy and labour, care of infants, emotional and practical preparation for fatherhood (particularly for first-time fathers)’

The Children and Young People’s Workforce Strategy (DCSF2008) included a commitment

“to ensure the whole workforce understands the importance of engaging fathers and supporting father-child relationships and is equipped with the skills to do so effectively”.

Who is it for?

The training will be of value to all early years’ workers, including health visitors, midwives, or family/social care support teams working with Sure Start Children centres as well as all primary school staff.

Outcomes from the Workshop

By attending the workshop participants will:-

  1. Gain an understanding of the importance of including and working with fathers to achieve good outcomes for children and the potential consequences of not doing so.
  2. Explore the ways in which services should be delivered in order to appeal to fathers and male carers and to meet their needs as parents.
  3. Develop a strategic checklist for engaging fathers and male carers in delegates own settings
  4. Consider the means to evidence working with and including, fathers and male carers for Ofsted and other agencies.


From £39 per person

Contact us for further information or download the information here.




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