Understanding recurrence: working with marginalised fathers and couples
18th July 2019
On Thursday 11th July, Stuart Bedston and Lindsay Youansamouth - in collaboration with Georgia Philip from the University of East Anglia - hosted a learning network event bringing together practitioners from local authorities and the voluntary sector working with marginalised fathers. The event included a talk from Jadwiga, the founder of New Beginnings, and a dad who is involved in the programme. The New Beginnings programme is designed to bring about positive change in families. The day also consisted of:
- Presentations and discussion of early findings from all three elements of the fathers project;
- Focus groups and workshop activities to share practice experiences and critically reflect on why and how services should engage more effectively and meaningfully with marginalised fathers and couples.
The event provided an opportunity to begin to build a network of support for working in this challenging and high stakes area of service provision. For more details regarding this event or project, please contact Lindsay Youansamouth.