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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!

JOB VACANCY: Head of Digital Content

family_button1.pngWe’re hiring again! In a time of exciting growth and change, Fathers Network Scotland is looking to recruit a talented Head of Digital Content to join our team. Could that be you?

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FNS is still growing!

2018-09-10_(2).pngThe seasons change perpetually – and so do healthy organisations!

This autumn Fathers Network Scotland is undergoing a particularly colourful reconfiguration, growing our team from five to six.

So here’s what’s happening in this latest spurt of change and growth - complete with a video below, in which Sam Pringle, Dave Devenney and Nick Thorpe reflect on what it will all mean for the future of the organisation:

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Join the FNS Board!

familycrophr.jpgDo you want to help inspire and create a truly father-friendly world?

We are looking for volunteer non-Executive Directors to ensure future sustainability, bring strategic leadership and support our growth as an organisation.

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JOB VACANCY: could you be our fundraiser?

family_webres.pngWe're hiring again! Thanks to continued growth and success, Fathers Network Scotland is looking to recruit a talented Fundraising Manager to join our team. Could that be you?

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Digital Dads: changing roles for modern times

shutterstock-dadmumkidworking.jpgTechnology has changed the world in the last few decades - so how do dads best encourage and protect their children in the online environment? Guest blogger HAN-SON LEE of DaddiLife offers some tips. 

The digital age has ushered in a host of changes across our lives; some for the better, and some arguably for the worse.

While many of us have become wrapped up in smart technology and the ability to access our favourite social media posts while out and about, we also need to consider how this transformation is impacting our role as fathers.

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Time to Focus on Dads' Mental Health

FNS_F_Day_survey_resultFacebook_Shared_Image_survey_results_copy.pngOn International Fathers' Mental Health Day, FNS hears from dads who have suffered postnatal depression - and turns the spotlight on a relatively common condition that still carries a stigma.

Dave Macleod was determined to be a rock of support for his wife during their pregnancy and the birth of their daughter. What the Scots dad hadn’t considered was where he himself would find support when the strain of caring began to tell.

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Is it Father's Day 1958?

1950sfamily.jpgThe UK government has missed a huge opportunity to promote gender equality and support dads as carers at the heart of family life, says SAM SMETHERS, Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society. This Father's Day we'll need to push harder if we want shared parenting for our children.

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Survey results: Maternity services sidelining dads

FNS_survey_18_infograph_lr.pngThe NHS is failing Scotland’s new mums & babies by sidelining dads, according to evidence from our survey of new fathers.

More than 560 of you in Scotland, and 1800 across the UK, responded to the survey of new dads' experience of antenatal, birth or health visitor services - and the results indicate that the NHS is failing to provide the ‘family-centred’ services required by its own rules* and desired by parents.

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Take our New Dads Survey for 2018!

Dads_Survey_2018Facebook_Shared_Image.pngHave you become a father in the last 5 years?

How was your experience of going to antenatal appointments or scans, or being at the birth of your child?

Please take 10 minutes to fill in this important survey - which we’re issuing with our friends at the Fatherhood Institute.

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Calling Self-Employed Rural Dads!

Rural_DadsFacebook_Shared_Image.pngAre you a self-employed dad living in rural Scotland?

If so, we’d love to hear about your experiences of balancing work and family, for an innovative new research project we’re facilitating in partnership with the University of Edinburgh Business School.

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