Child Health Award finalist: Heather Henry

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Child Health Award finalist: Heather Henry

Project manager, Unlimited Potential with Salford Dadz

A unique project has been helping disadvantaged children by improving their fathers wellbeing. Heather Henry has helped empower dads and assisted them in finding peer support to halt negative spirals of drink, drugs, crime and violence, and stop these disadvantages being passed down through the generations. The dads rapidly increased in confidence, started meeting weekly and have become community group Salford Dadz. They have also launched a dads and kids club to bond with their children and each other. Children have seen a different side to their fathers and now respect them. They trust their dads more and feel safer and increasingly valued. Their behaviour has changed in response to their dads changes.

Picture credit: John Houlihan

The Child Health Award is sponsored by Nursing Children and Young People.

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Nursing Children and Young People is the UKs leading journal covering practical and evidence-based practice in child health nursing. Nursing Children and Young People is packed full of summaries of published research studies, commentary on research, opinion pieces from leading figures in childrens nursing and students, plus listings of conferences, awards and other resources. The journal also provides a comprehensive news round-up and news analysis to ensure you never miss important developments in children and young peoples nursing.