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The home of father-friendly news, thoughts and creative insights from FNS and our guest bloggers. Let us know what you think – and if you’ve got an idea for a blog post you’d like to write for us, get in touch with FNS!

Funding for Dads' projects!

Cattanach.jpgDo you work with dads of young children? Would you like funding to extend your work in that direction? Here’s an exciting opportunity for you or your organisation.

One of the most exciting outcomes of Year of the Dad in 2016 was the Dads Fund set up by the Cattanach Trust to support work with fathers and their young children. 

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DadUp your Workplace Survey

DadUp_workplace_survey.jpgDads! Have you made request to your employer to work in a more family-friendly way? Can you spare 5 minutes to complete our online survey? We really want to hear from you.

TAKE PART HERE

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Father's Day Survey 2017: What Scottish dads told us

Childcare.jpgSCOTLAND'S dads want an equal responsibility in caring for their children and are increasingly sharing roles once stereotyped as women’s work, according to Fathers Network Scotland’s dads survey.

Time and again those polled by FNS in our annual Father’s Day research said they need flexibility at work to support their children’s daily activities, and recognition as equal carer givers from services and schools.

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Meet the future of fatherhood

DavidEarlyandJonahb.jpgTo glimpse the future of Scottish fatherhood, take a look at DAVID EARLY. Rejecting outdated gender roles like many in our annual survey, he's pushed hard to “dad up” his work and home life and take an equal responsibility in the nurture of his kids.

DAVID EARLY knows that cultural change can have sharp edges. Determined to be a hands-on dad right from the start, he found himself in an unexpected battle with his employer last year for requesting six weeks of leave around his daughter’s birth.

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How we dreamed up #DadUp

JamesSilvia3.jpgOur new #DadUp campaign came from an idea first pitched in a competition by students at Napier University. JAMES YATES & SILVIA CUTRERA explain how their winning slogan was born…

As MSc Creative Advertising students at Edinburgh Napier University, we’ve been developing our skills and insights this academic year, building a portfolio with creative concepts for advertising campaigns for a range of intriguing briefs, none more so than Fathers Network Scotland.

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Year of the Dad wins award!

Awards_brighter.jpgWe're delighted to announce that the Year of the Dad campaign has been named as the winner of the PRCA's 2017 Dare Award for the charity/not-for-profit sector.

The prestigious PR and Communications industry prize was announced at a ceremony at Edinburgh's Waldorf Astoria Hotel late last week, awarded jointly to Fathers Network Scotland, and our friends at Smarts Communicate PR and Punk Creative, for a positive and inclusive campaign.

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Did you apply for Shared Parental Leave?

Lothian private sector dads, have you applied for Shared Parental Leave - or considered applying for it?

Our research associates would love to talk to you, about your experiences negotiating this relatively new entitlement and how it could be easier to access. 

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Small and Medium Size Enterprises - Dad Research

Family-friendly working can bring huge benefits to both you and your employees.

We are offering Scottish SMEs employing between 50 and 500 people, the opportunity to get involved with pioneering research conducted by The University of Edinburgh Business School. Gain fresh insight into what your dads need at work, and how your business can benefit.

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Join our board!

familycrophr.jpgDo you want to help build a father-friendly Scotland?

Fathers Network Scotland (FNS) is seeking to appoint further members to our non-Executive Board as we take this dynamic organisation to the next stage of its development. 

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Dads' Survey - Have Your Say **SURVEY CLOSED**

hands up**SURVEY CLOSED - WE WILL SHARE THE RESULTS AROUND FATHERS DAY**

Calling All dads! We want to hear about your experiences of fatherhood! 

So we’re asking dads and father figures to tell us about their lives through our annual survey. We need as much Scottish data as we can to push for change in all the right places: the more respondents, the more compelling the results.

So please get involved HERE and share it with your workplace, networks and any other dads you know, and get your voices heard.


We will be closing the survey on Friday 26 May and We’ll share the results in time for Father’s Day.