Building a father-friendly world


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That means if you’re looking for dad-flavoured events, or the 2016 Year of the Dad, this is the place to find out about them! Use our listings and interactive map below to see what’s happening in your area – and reserve your place here…

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Seminar - Strengthening Father Child Relationships

Thursday, 16 March 2017 at 09:15 AM
Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh , United Kingdom

Following Year of the Dad, we would like to invite you to reflect on what new evidence there is from the Growing up in Scotland (GUS) longitudinal survey and other international perspectives on the impact of fathers and their relationships with their children.

Sponsored by Children in Scotland and the Scottish Government, this briefing will give practitioners, academics and policy makers an opportunity to discuss the findings of such research and how you might use this in practice.

Adrienne Burgess, CEO of the Fatherhood Institute, will be giving the keynote address on fathers’ impact on children. We’ll also have the opportunity to review the latest GUS report on Father-child relationships and socio-emotional well-being, by researchers at MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow.


9.15 Registration and coffee

9.45 Welcome from Chair

Sam Pringle, Fathers Network Scotland

9.50 Ministerial address

Mark McDonald MSP, Minister for Childcare & Early Years

10.00 New findings from the Growing Up in Scotland - Father-child relationships and child wellbeing

Dr. Alison Parkes, University of Glasgow

10.25 What do we know about the impact of father-child relationships and child wellbeing?

Adrienne Burgess, Fatherhood Institute

11.10 Coffee break

11.30 Table discussions

12.00 What next for research


12.15 What next for policy


12.25 Final remarks from Chair

12.30 Close


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