Lads Need Dads are currently accepting expression of interest referrals until the end of June for our next Equip groupwork development and outdoor activity programme which is to take place in Colchester in the Autumn. This cohort is aimed at years 8 and 9 boys with absent fathers or limited access to a male role model. (Not boys excluded from school or already in the criminal justice system). Our work is early intervention. We aim to increase self-esteem, confidence, motivation, emotional intelligence, improve behaviour, relationships with others and attitude towards school. For more details email: or call 07553 618033.