Building a father-friendly world

Fathers matter. When they are involved in the life of their children it benefits the child, the family and society as a whole.

  • Building on YEAR OF THE DAD

    Year of the DadResearch overwhelmingly shows how children and women benefit from the positive involvement of fathers.

    So we issued a rallying cry to make 2016 unforgettable as Year of the Dad - a celebration of fatherhood and the importance of fathers in child development and parenting.

    Already, employers and service providers who support dads are discovering a win-win outcome as new shared parenting legislation opens up unprecedented opportunities for equality in both home and workplace.

    And thousands of you signed up to push forward this historic culture-shift.

    Isn't it time the world learned...

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  • Latest blog posts

    David Drysdale Memorial Award Announced

    HaveyTilley-SamPringle-DougalDrysdale.jpgThe Independent Living Fund Scotland today became the first recipient of the David Drysdale Memorial Award for best emloyer for all stages offatherhood at the Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Awards. NICK THORPE reports from a poignant ceremony at Glasgow’s Lighthouse.

    IT was...

    Year of the Dad debated at Westminster
    There was rare cross-party consensus in Westminster yesterday over the importance of fathers, as several MPs called for a UK-wide Year of the Dad following...
    Cattanach Trust Dads' Fund Launch
    Thursday 2 February saw the official launch of the Cattanach Trust Dads’ Fund which was developed in recognition of Year of the Dad.  We are...

FNS Directory

Welcome to the FNS Directory of father-friendly groups and organisations in Scotland! This is the place to connect with organisations, professionals and volunteer groups working with dads and families across the country.

Looking for a playgroup in your area which welcomes dads? Do you need support, advice or information as...

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