Aims & Objectives
Research 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 and 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.
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 Training for Fathers group meets the “Five Outcomes” within the diverse training package provided for the education and well-being of the children, families and more.
The fathers are encouraged back into work, if unemployed, through multi-agency services.
The fathers are informed or engage in play group activities. This therefore creates a friendly atmosphere of belonging, that father’s 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 the health and well-being of children
- To create positive parental role model for children