MensCraft is currently recruiting new facilitators to run its upcoming Caring Dads Programmes at various locations in Norfolk.

The Caring Dads Programme is an internationally accredited intervention for men who have been abusive, neglectful or violent within their families. The programme consists of seventeen weekly meetings and between eight and twelve men are admitted to each programme.

Caring Dads is designed to teach men child-centred, parenting skills. Participants learn to replace harsh or abusive parenting practices with techniques that put the needs of their children first. They are taught to recognise how those needs change as their children mature and how to modify their parenting strategies so that they are appropriate to each stage of their child(ren)’s development.

The Programme also addresses the men’s treatment of their child(ren)’s mother(s) and the impacts this may have upon their children. The men are taught concrete skills for improving their relationships with their child(ren)’s mothers/caretaking-mothers.

The Programme is led by two facilitators, one man and one woman. The facilitators are responsible for conducting intake assessments with prospective clients; leading the weekly groups and maintaining weekly case notes; submitting attendance reports to the men’s referrers and liaising with referrers as needed; and completing an end of programme report for each client.

MensCraft is the leading agency for this programme in the area and has delivered eight courses involving fifty-two men and families.

Facilitators are contracted as Associates and supported and managed by the Programme Coordinator. A commitment of two programmes over two years is expected.

For further information and to apply (a cv, personal statement and references), please contact

Mark Bond-Webster in email at markbw@menscraft.org.uk or by phone at 07817 570 471.