From experience we know that the vast majority of young men want to play an active, rich and meaningful role in their children’s lives. But despite the best of intentions, young men often face significant hurdles which prevent them from doing so, including financial hardship, relationship breakdown, social care proceedings, unemployment, school exclusion and homelessness.
To address this, here’s a list of some of the individual help we have provided to young men over the past year:
- Address loneliness and social isolation.
- Develop and practise parenting skills.
- Improve relationship skills.
- Build new friendships, meet other young dads and develop new interests.
- C.V. writing and help to return to work, education or training.
- Re-establish contact with a child or re-negotiate current child-contact arrangements.
- Address poverty, debt, homelessness or housing concerns.
- Apply for benefits and complete others forms and paperwork.
- Understand and be heard in Child Protection and Child Safeguarding processes relating to their child.
- Support to understand and address domestic abuse concerns (where the young man was identified as either the victim or abuser).
- Support to understand and address sexual violence and over-sexualised behaviour concerns.
- Talk to medical professionals about neglected health concerns or conditions and receive treatment.
- Navigate, understand and be heard in Family Law and Mediation processes relating to their child.