Building a father-friendly world

We all benefit when dads are empowered as caregivers: women, children, families, employers and society as a whole.

  • NEW CAMPAIGN: IT'S TIME TO #DADUP

    Narrow_Dad_up_Lock_ups_.jpgAfter the award-winning clarion call that was Year of the Dad, we're unleashing a new campaign to continue what we all started. It's time to #DadUp! Let us explain...

    WE HAVE A VISION to inspire and create a truly father-friendly world.

    A world where diversity is celebrated and the nurturing role of fathers is recognised and respected.

    Tired stereotypes trap both genders: what does "Man up" mean in a world where caring and earning are shared responsibilities?

    We all benefit when dads are empowered as caregivers: women, children, families, employers and society at large.

    So whether you're an organisation, a family or a firm, join us in this cultural revolution - and see both homes and workplaces flourish.

    Let dads do the hardest, richest job in the world.

    HELP THEM CARE. GIVE THEM LEAVE. RESPECT THEIR RIGHTS.

    It's time to #DadUp

    Find out how you can get involved

  • Latest blog posts

    Dad-friendly Schools Resources Launched!

    Massageclose.jpgHow do you make a school father-inclusive? Help is at hand with new resources from our pioneering Scottish pilot study. 

    LOOKING out over a hall packed full of delighted dads getting back rubs from their children, Alison Cameron knew she was at a mountain...

    New Project: Ask Dad
    The Ask Dad project will help Scottish dads to respond better to their children's health queries by running workshops and information sharing sessions addressing risk-taking...
    How Separated Parents can #DadUp
    “What do you want time off for? You’re divorced aren’t you?” With assumptions like this still abounding for non-resident parents, FAMILIES NEED FATHERS SCOTLAND explains...

Dad-Friendly Directory

Welcome to the FNS Directory of dad-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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