Summary of “The myth of invisible men”: safeguarding children under one from non-accidental injury caused by male carers: CASPAR briefing

Publication date 2021

The Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel is an independent body set up to identify, commission and oversee reviews of serious child safeguarding cases in England. It brings together experts from social care, policing and health to provide a multi-agency view on cases which raise issues that are complex, or of national importance.

This review1 looks at the circumstances of babies under one-year-old who have been harmed or killed by their fathers or other males in a caring role, and makes recommendations on ways to address the issue.

This CASPAR briefing outlines key findings from the review around:

  • risk factors
  • information sharing
  • service response
  • engaging fathers.

References

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel (2021) The myth of invisible men: safeguarding children under 1 from non-accidental injury caused by male carers (PDF). London: Department for Education
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