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

    Year of the Dad - thank you & let's keep going!

    YOTDreviewfrontpage.jpgIt was 12 months of celebration, collaboration and change for families and organisations across Scotland. In the wake of Year of the Dad, NICK THORPE looks at what we’ve all achieved – and what we might hope...

    Time to stub it out for the kids?
    After 5th December 2016, it is illegal in Scotland to smoke in the car with children. DAVID ROBERTSON of Ash Scotland offers support to help dads...
    In Praise of Dads - Jo Swinson's TEDx talk
    As UK government minister and MP for East Dunbartonshire until 2015, JO SWINSON'S proudest achievement was introducing shared parental leave. In this passionate & pragmatic...

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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