This joint briefing from the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel (the Panel) and Foundations – What Works Centre for Children & Families, shares information arising from work undertaken by the Panel and Foundations with safeguarding partners and those working in child protection.
This paper explores current practice and the evidence base relating to working with fathers to reduce non-accidental injury (NAI) in infants under 1 year old. It builds upon work that Foundations was commissioned to carry out by the Department for Education, and the previous work of the Panel.
The aim of this briefing is to support safeguarding partners in reviewing their current policies on working with male carers, and to make recommendations on how the evidence base and national guidelines can be further developed.
About the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel
The Panel is responsible at a national level for identifying and overseeing the review of serious child safeguarding cases which, in its view, raise issues that are complex or of national importance. The Children and Social Work Act 2017 provided for the creation of a new Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel, and statutory guidance on ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018’ sets out how the Panel operates and works with safeguarding partnerships.