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The 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:Read more >>
Do 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.Read more >>
We'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?Read more >>
Technology 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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
The 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.Read more >>
The 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.Read more >>
Have 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?Read more >>
Are 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.Read more >>
As the hard-hitting play Being a Dad sees its 15th performance in East Lothian tonight, DAVE DEVENNEY looks back over the past year at its highly-acclaimed prisons tour.
BEING a Dad is a drama reflecting the authentic lived experiences, hopes, fears and challenges faced by many fathers, including offender and disadvantaged young fathers in Scotland today.
So it’s appropriate that it’s 15th performance tonight also celebrates the 15th anniversary of DadsWork, a much-loved East Lothian community project providing support groups, positive parenting classes, workshops on the role of fathers, home visits, trips and outings for fathers and their children.Read more >>