Academic Articles - Listening to Fathers

Research by Circle demonstrates the negative experience of many of the fathers involved in child protection in Scotland. A number of interesting points are made about the gender bias that can exist within the process, and the case studies presented add a new perspective to the existing discussion.

Although a strong theme of the piece is that fathers should not be stereotyped by statutory services, at times the article itself over-generalises and presents a one-dimensional view of the child protection process.

The five recommendations made at the end of the article are insightful and provide good points of reference for how we can improve father’s experiences of child protection.

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