Families First Southampton seek to deliver services to all fathers and men who provide care for children in collaboration with other agencies. We are seeking to work with family support organisations whose primary criteria isn’t direct work with fathers. We provide an outreach Fathers Worker to work one-to-one with dads to assist them in addressing their identified needs. We will also work with other organisations to establish father friendly drop-ins and support groups.
Our aims are to:
• Support fathers to remain involved in the care of their children.
• Maintain good communication between fathers and their partners, in the best interests of their child.
• Reduce fathers’ social isolation.
The strategic aims of Families First Southampton are: to support fathers to remain involved in the care of their children and to support healthy family relationships. The main groups of fathers we are particularly offering support to are non-resident fathers, young fathers and where there is an illness or disability in the family.