Contact With Your Children
Please note this is not legal advice only a suggested helpful process if you have Parental Responsibility for your child (this mainly means you are on the child’s birth certificate). Contact is still possible if you are not on the child’s birth certificate, please ask for more details. An Outreach Worker from Families First Southampton can support you at any stage of this process. Also see: www.gov.uk/parental-rights-responsibilities/what-is-parental-responsibility
Father Friendly Groups
These are groups that Families First have partnered with and we have visited. We have seen the play and stay, toddler group set up which from what fathers have told us they feel comfortable taking their children (mainly 0 to 5’s). This includes a friendly welcome, a large space and generally there are dads attending but cannot be guaranteed. These groups are aware of our work supporting fathers.
These are the comments from dads and professionals we have been working with:
"Meeting up with Families First Southampton has enabled me to reflect and get to a much better place, its helped to get some positive things in my life and I’m ready to join back up with my family." DH
"With a bit of help from Families First Southampton I have managed to secure some housing where my children can come and stay, which has been great." MF