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Enjoy regular father-friendly news and insights.

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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Did you apply for Shared Parental Leave?

Research interview request for Lothian-based dads working in the private sector.

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SME 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!

Do 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...

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Dads Survey - Have your Say

**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...

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Interviewees needed on fatherhood at work

If you're based in Scotland and would be willing to talk about how family-friendly your workplace is, our research associates would love to hear about your experiences.

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We need more male childminders!

Men are desperately needed in Scotland's childcare workforce. In Childminding Week 2017, TOM MATHIESON shares the joys and frustrations of being a male childminder in a female-dominated sector.

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David Drysdale Memorial Award Announced

The inaugural David Drysdale Memorial award presented by David’s own father, to a company embodying the dad-friendly practice he championed until his death last year.

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Year of the Dad debated at Westminster

Rare cross-party consensus in Westminster over the importance of fathers, as several MPs consider a UK-wide Year of the Dad. Read opening speech by NEIL GRAY, MP for Airdrie and Shotts, and access full transcript and video from Westminster Hall for debate 1 Mar 2017.

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Cattanach Trust Dads' Fund Launch

Thursday 2 February saw the official launch of the Cattanach Trust Dads’ Fund which was developed in recognition of Year of the Dad. We are delighted to be working with 10...

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FNS Seeking Board Members

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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