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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!

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Awards for Family-friendly Employers

Isn’t it time we rewarded employers for flexibility around working parents? NIKKI SLOWEY, co-ordinator of Family Friendly Working Scotland, unveils some exciting new awards for good practice.

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Our Journey of Adoption

In National Adoption Week, NICK THORPE reflects on adoptive fatherhood – the most challenging and fulfilling experience of his life…

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Dads Rock: music to our ears

The phenomenon that is Dads Rock this week took another giant stride with the announcement of three years’ Big Lottery funding. NICK THORPE faced the music for our Focus on Fatherswork series – and liked what he heard.

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Hidden in History

Why are Scottish dads still stereotyped as unfeeling ‘hard men’ or simply absent? Research by our guest blogger AIMEE McCULLOUGH shows a fuller picture has often been ‘hidden in history’ – but as fathers volunteer to tell their stories, the truth is beginning to emerge.

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Time to get our hands dirty

Fathers Network Scotland founder DAVID DRYSDALE sees huge potential – and an invigorating challenge – for dads in the wake of Scotland’s independence vote.

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Gender equality for dads

I WAS never much of a Harry Potter fan, but I believe Emma Watson’s first major speech as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador was more powerful than any spell she cast as Hermione Granger.

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Dads take the initiative

CHRIS Turnbull and his one-year-old daughter Emily have an empowering message for dads who feel childcare services have forgotten them

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Supporting single dads

Single dads face the same barriers and problems as single mums, but tend to be more isolated. For our first “Focus on Fatherswork” blog, we find out about the ground-breaking support work of Us Together, a dads’ service run by One Parent Families Scotland.

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Interview: Jo Swinson MP

An exclusive interview with Jo Swinson, MP for East Dunbartonshire, UK employment minister – and one of the architects of the new Shared Parental Leave legislation.

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From Fear to Paternity

Introducing NICK THORPE, journalist, travel writer, adoptive dad… and now National Development Officer for Fathers Network Scotland.

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