Building a father-friendly world

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

  • Celebrate YEAR OF THE DAD

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

    So we’re issuing 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.

    So what will you do to push forward this historic culture-shift?

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  • Latest blog posts

    In Praise of Dads - Jo Swinson's TEDx talk

    2013-12-28_Duncan_Jo___baby_Andrew_Swinson_lr.jpegAs UK government minister and MP for East Dunbartonshire until 2015, JO SWINSON'S proudest achievement was introducing shared parental leave. In this passionate & pragmatic TEDx talk, she shows how children, parents and our economy all benefit when dads play their full role in...

    Running 10K for David's Family
    MEMBERS of the Fathers Network Scotland team are putting on their running shoes on to take part in the Edinburgh Men's Health 10K. We'll be...
    Launch of New Dads Workshops
    Becoming a dad is amazing, rewarding and challenging. So in National Work Life Week, we're proud to unveil our new dads workshops – successfully piloted...

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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