Special section: Role of men in child protection

This section brings together all resources on men’s role in child protection, such as recent research reviews, reports, videos and learning resources.


02 Jul 2020
Based on the views of 82 people in 11 focus groups, Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse found that racism and stereotypes among social workers and other professionals create disadvantages and disclosures for people from ethnic minority... Read more
19 May 2020
Examining correlations between austerity measures taken by EU states in times of the Great Recession of 2008 and child health, a new research article reviews relevant literature in the last 5 years on countries that applied such measures linking it... Read more
18 May 2020
CommunityCare conducted set of interviews with the frontline safeguarding team in Taunton, that is Somerset Country Council, turning it into a genuine article story of a real progress in the field of Children`s Services. Following a detailed... Read more


02 Dec 2016
About the webinar: The partnership between social workers and other professionals providing social services to children, and their clients' caregivers is crucial for a proper development of children. Among all kind of professionals working... Read more
30 Jun 2016
In no country in the world are men doing as much childcare or domestic work as women are. Globally, women are spending more than twice as much time as men on unpaid care work. These unequal care responsibilities are a barrier to gender equality, to... Read more
20 Jul 2015
CARE International has developed this manual to advise educators, youth workers and other professionals working with adolescent men. It aims to deconstruct masculinity so as to help young men develop healthy relationships based on gender equality,... Read more


21 May 2020
The Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse (CSA Centre) supports social workers and other organisations in building 'their understanding and confidence to identify and respond to child sexual abuse' (CSA). To this end, the CSA Centre... Read more
07 Apr 2020
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNODRR) has just realised Words into Action guidelines giving advice on how to effectively implement the Sendai Framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR) 2015 – 2030.... Read more
02 Apr 2020
'What Works for Children’s Social Care' collaborated with Cardiff University to explore how ‘devolved budgets’ might be used by social workers to provide resources to families and reduce the need for care. Frontline social... Read more


19 Jun 2020
PhD researchers and joint directors of Listen Up Reseach have contributed to an understanding of intersectionality within social work with young people. Their guide, 'Initial meetings with young people: an intersectional and systemic... Read more
04 May 2020
NGOs, which are established for protecting and securing the rights of migrants and refugees to receive equal dignity and respect for their humanity, could face difficulties against law and policies. Therefore, the Expert Council on NGO Law has... Read more
03 Jul 2018
Studies in the field in recent years, shows that the presence of fathers in raising and educating children has a particular impact on them and comes with a number of benefits. However, what do we do when we do not know how to build a father-child... Read more

Role of men in child protection

[Armenia] Armenian Social Workers Celebrate Milestone in Social Work Development
Date of publication: 2019
15 years ago, Armenia made a big step in improving people’s lives: the Association of Social Workers was founded and social work studies was introduced at Yerevan State University.
[Greece] First International Conference of Social Work in Greece
Date of publication: 2019
The first international social work conference, 'Social Deprivation, Child Protection and Human Rights', was held in Greece on 1–3 November 2019.
[United Kingdom] Facebook surveillance becoming ‘normalised’ in some social work teams, research concludes
Date of publication: 2019
We live in a digitally connected environment and in many cases we use social media platforms for our professional tasks as well. There are many regulations, such as GDPR in the EU, protecting our privacy.
[United Kingdom] Few social workers feel training provides ‘digital readiness’ for practice, research finds
Date of publication: 2019
Based on a recent UK study of social workers’ digital capabilities majority of the social workers don’t feel their initial education prepares them for using digital technologies in practice, but most respondents rated their digital skills as ‘good
[Moldova] A New Project to Reduce Violence Against Children in 30 Communities in Moldova
Date of publication: 2019
Physical violence and emotional abuse are still a daily reality for many children in Moldova, both at home and at
Date of publication: 2019
Publisher: NSPCC
Childline, the social support for children and young people, were launched 33 years ago in the UK having. They are an example of an important preventive and caring initiative, a platform for counselling.
State of the World’s Fathers
Date of publication: 2019
Publisher: Promundo-US
As part of the campaign MenCare led by Promundo and Sonke Gender Justice, Promundo recently released a
[Bulgaria] A Sociological survey indicated that Bulgarians are moderately tolerant on issues related to family relations
Date of publication: 2018
The National Network for Children (Bulgaria) shared a survey done by the Gallup International sociological agency from the beginning of December 2018, which indicated that Bulgarians are moderately tolerant regarding various topics of family relat
The importance of fathers’ involvement in children's education - the subject of TV and radio shows [Website link]
Date of publication: 2018
Studies in the field in recent years, shows that the presence of fathers in raising and educating children has a


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