Caring Dads is only accepting referrals from any practitioner working for Social Services Department with families in North Wales.

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to provide Caring Dads sessions online.

Our new online groups will be starting in September 2023 and January 2024.

Please note we only accept fathers who show a minimal recognition that they are or have been abusive and controlling to their partner or ex-partner.

Please contact us for further information if you wish to refer a father.

Caring Dads is a child centred programme. Paul is an experienced facilitator of the Caring Dads programme and works in partnership with Gorwel – Grŵp Cynefin.

The Caring Dads programme focuses on:-

  • helping men recognise attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours that support healthy and unhealthy father-child relationships
  • develop skills for interacting with children in healthy ways
  • appreciate the impact on children of controlling, intimidating, abusive and neglectful actions including witnessing domestic violence

During Caring Dads, fathers will develop skills to cope in healthy ways with frustrating situations, including:-

  • Understanding how different fathering strategies and choices affect children
  • Increasing their awareness of controlling, abusive, and neglectful attitudes and behaviours
  • Developing strategies to strengthen the father-child relationship

Click below for the Caring Dads Referral form:-

Gorwel Caring Dads Referral Form 1.doc

Eligibility Criteria

  • Men who are known to have perpetrated domestic abuse – (who uses overly controlling, physical or emotional abusive and/or neglectful parenting strategies)
  • Men with a history of perpetrating child sexual abuse will not be accepted into the programme
  • Men need to have a minimal level of acknowledgment of their past abusive behaviour
  • For further information please contact us by email -

Further information in regards to the Caring Dads on this video:-