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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.

Congress 3 – July event, support and engagement

Click on the video to watch Rich Keeble’s keynote talk (14 minute running time).

Click on the link below to watch a Case Study with Jon Butler – Freedom Community Church Aberystwyth (6 minute running time).

Click on the link below to watch the Q&A panel discussion with Mark Chester, Rich Keeble, Dan Brimelow and Andy Lancey (35 minute running time).

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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