Social Work and the Shadow Father. Lessons for engaging fathers in Northern Ireland

@inproceedings{EwartBoyle2015SocialWA,
  title={Social Work and the Shadow Father. Lessons for engaging fathers in Northern Ireland},
  author={Shirley Ewart-Boyle and Roger Manktelow and M. Mccolgan},
  year={2015}
}
The legislative framework of social work practice has consistently highlighted the need to work in partnership with parents, with far-reaching implications for families. However, the importance of engaging fathers in social work practice is an issue that has received limited attention within academic debate and research. A research study undertaken across six family centres, investigated paternal involvement in family centre social work in Northern Ireland. The study involved 46 semi-structured… CONTINUE READING

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