Dear colleagues,

In this newsletter you will find a variety of thematic resources on men's role in child protection: videos, publications, research reviews and learning resources. At the end we also included a number of vacancies for you, but remember there is always more of them and other resources on the website!

Also, we invite you to join our free webinar on Prevention of sexual exploitation of boys from Eastern Europe, which will take place on March 29th at 11.00CET. Click here to sign up!


07 Mar 2016

Social workers have difficulties with involving fathers in child welfare services. According to them, fathers often do not attend services, do not actively participate in programs and appear reluctant to develop a bond with a practitioner. This...

10 Jun 2015

In this video, released alongside the State of the World's Father report, the MenCare Global Fatherhood Campaign asks families around the world what it means to be a father. Families speak on the importance of the mother and father supporting each...


22 Jan 2016

This study aims to change the prevalent practice in child protection work, in which social workers exclude fathers from the services due to negative framing of the father-figure. This study is comprised of 8 brief articles that discuss different...

22 Jan 2016

In this article Jonathan Scourfield, a leading researcher on the topic of social work with men, discusses the gendered constructions of clients in child protection work, focusing on the way social workers construct men (that is to say, fathers) and...

12 Jun 2015

This is the first report about fatherhood around the world which is represented together with available data and studies from all countries. The report emphasizes the pivotal role of fatherhood in households in increasing women's empowerment and...

10 Nov 2013

Families are changing. Fewer people are getting married, more people are cohabitating, women have greater access to and control over reproduction and their sexual lives, and more couples are choosing to have fewer children. Gender relations are also...


08 Mar 2016

This is a short self-paced course, that provides an overview of key insights and data on the unique and irreplaceable role that fathers play in the well-being of their children. Effective father engagement requires consistent and long-term...

28 Feb 2012

This is a recording of a webinar that introduced principles for developing child welfare practice approaches to engaging fathers, and reviewed results of an innovative service for fathers in the North Carolina child welfare system. As result of the...

22 Apr 2013

The purpose of this study was to exam barriers to father involvement, including institutional obstacles and gender bias (as the majority of child welfare workers are female). To obtain the perspective of fathers, researchers collected quantitative...


09 Mar 2016

In the period of October 2015 - December 2017, CCF Moldova implements the project "Young children of Moldova – understanding needs, developing services, reforming the system", supported by UNICEF and HHC UK. The project aims at social inclusion and...

11 Mar 2016

Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children with a dual mandate for both emergency and development context. Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and...

16 Mar 2016

In preparation to the high-level meeting ChildHub would like to distribute a short description and analysis of the decentralisation processes of the participating countries, including lessons learnt and good practices. This paper is meant to serve...

18 Mar 2016

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) seeks qualified applicants for the position of Networking Officer.  The Networking Officer is responsible for maintaining and growing the ERRC’s position within Roma and human rights networks, and to raise the...

Webinar "Prevention of sexual exploitation of boys from Eastern Europe", March 29th at 11.00 CET

Although not a new phenomenon, research from international and European based non-governmental organizations points to an increase in the percentage of sexually exploited boys.  While the research base remains limited, findings indicate that boys often originate from Eastern European countries, but their final destination is typically Central and Western Europe, thus demanding a collective European response.

This webinar will:
1) provide a brief synopsis of the magnitude of this social concern,
2) present several implications and related challenges facing professionals either directly or anticipating future engagement with this population, and
3) offer a targeted presentation of the intervention research concerning strategies to address one particular barrier to engaging this vulnerable population.

Through these aims, this webinar hopes to spark a broader professional dialogue in terms of building the knowledge base and sharing best practices as a means to reaching and better serving sexually exploited boys.

The webinar will also explore the Hungarian situation, the challenges of identification of THB victims (especially boys), lack of assistance and the justice system in general.

Sign up for the webinar here to ensure you receive the joining instructions later on and a certificate of attendance.

This project is funded by: