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Who Locked The Dads In? Zone

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What started as our event title for a WLTDO? group leaders online ‘congress’ in October, is now our go-to zone for advice on supporting dads throughout this pandemic.

WLTDI? Congress 3

Congress 3 – Available to book from 20 May 2021

We warmly invite you to join our latest Who Locked The Dads In? free online event for group leaders/teams, and for anyone who is interested in developing a ministry to support fathers/father figures.

Congress 3 will focus on how we engage with our local communities and connect with our local authorities in order to increase our support of father and father figures, many of whom are struggling even more as a result of the fears and anxieties of this last year.

  • Event date: Saturday 3 July
  • Event time: 10.00 am to 11.30 am
  • Event platform: Zoom
  • Event overview:
    • Keynote talk by Rich Keeble (Founder & Director of EPIC Dad CIC)
    • Case studies
    • Break-out session
    • Q&A panel

Congress 2 – February event, wellbeing

Click on the video below to watch Mark Chester’s talk – Behind The Mask: Dad’s Wellbeing (9 minute running time).

Click on the video below to watch Tony Sharp’s talk – Wellbeing: Resources & Research (9 ½ minute running time).

Further wellbeing support

Download our wellbeing resources support here

Congress 1 – October event video

Click on the video below to watch our October congress for WLTDO? group leaders.

An idea for a different way of doing Who Let The Dads Out?


This idea has originated during the pandemic as a way of continuing to support dads and their children when face-to-face gatherings are restricted, but it could also be used in unrestricted times:

  • to provide more in-depth support to a smaller group of dads from within an existing WLTDO? group.
  • where there is no suitable venue for a WLTDO? group to meet in.
  • when the number of dads you are likely to engage with is small (e.g. in a rural setting).
  • for dads who do not feel comfortable in large groups.


Download our Small Group guide for more details of what this might entail.


Join us!

Join our Who Let The Dads Out? Leaders Facebook Group to access monthly activity ideas.

Covid-19 Guidance for Parent & Toddler groups

COVID-19 Support for toddler groups

Here at Care for the Family we are continually monitoring the guidance across the UK nations, and how some of the church denominations are interpreting and advising on that guidance. Our Covid-19 support page is regularly updated.

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