RResearch 2014 by the Sutton Trust Study has reported that parents are not bonding or building attachment enough in the early years of their children, which affects children’s learning development, language & behaviour. Study identifies the more educated are parents/fathers, leads to better academic improvements in Children and positive change in families. Research by: (Pruett/Philip cowan/Carolyn/2000/2009/2011. Single parents/absent fathers, children is most likely to deteriorate in social health development, under School achievers, parental abuse and neglect. (Mclanahan, Sandefur, Jane Waldfogel, Terry-Ann Craigie, Jean Brooks-gunn, 2010)
Engaging fathers in education should lead to better outcomes for Children. Fathers and male carers are target groups for Schools and Children Centre work. Data shows there are more lone parent mother’s living with children without fathers and more work is needed with fathers to identify their role responsibility towards their children. Care services, questionnaire and ongoing discussion with professionals identified needs
The aim of the fathers group is to follow the Governments and Children Centre strategy to engage parents. Our aim is to support the hard to reach fathers through education and the knowledge and skills learnt are transparent towards the education of their children and families.
The training packages for fathers are the target requirements. These are linked to Health, Safeguarding and Education Achievement, in the education skills sector.
The focus is to bring fathers and Communities together from all races to attend School, and Children Centre’s, who reside within surrounding reach areas within the Children Centre locality.
The main CORE is to meet the requirement of the Children Centre targets.
Our target is to achieve the five outcomes of “Every Child Matters” which are:
- Be Healthy
- Stay Safe
- Enjoy & Achieve
- Achieve Economic Well-being
- Make a Positive Contribution
The fathers are encouraged back into work, through multi-agency services.
The fathers engage in play group activities, this therefore creates a friendly atmosphere of belonging, that fathers children and families can enjoy.
- To allow fathers children and their families to achieve their full potential
- To create a happier family
- To build positive relationships with families
- To Safeguard & Protect the Health and well-being of children
- Self awareness and positive parental role model for children