Understanding men’s perspectives on encounters with the child protection system
This project will investigate the encounter between the child’s birth father, or mother’s current male partner, and the child protection system following a child protection plan. Findings will inform practitioners’ understanding of men’s experiences to aid safer, more inclusive practice.
Research indicates that professionals in child protection planning rarely engage men. Consequently, assessments may not accurately reflect men as either a risk or a resource for children they care for, potentially endangering children and excluding men. To date, this problem has been investigated mostly from the viewpoint of professionals rather than men. Focusing primarily on the men’s perspective, this study investigates the encounter between the child’s birth father, or mother’s current male partner, and the child protection system following a child protection plan.
- Towards a family justice observatory
- Timely disclosures mean timely interventions for young offenders and victims
- Fathers in the UK: what do we know? what do we need to know?
- The first decade of intermediaries in the criminal justice system
- Sexual exploitation of boys and young men: an exploratory study
- Data about fathers in birth cohort studies (Life Study)
- Support for children and families with ‘no recourse to public funds'