Are you

  • Scottish Government
  • Scottish Book Trust
  • Children in Scotland
  • Play Scotland
  • Inspiring Scotland
  • Dads Rock
  • BfN Breastfeeding Network (BfN)
  • Relationships Scotland
  • One Parent Families Scotland
  • Home-Start Scotland
  • Mellow Parenting
  • Parent Network Scotland
  • Family Friendly Working Scotland
  • Circle
  • Shared Parenting Scotland (previously Families Need Fathers)
  • Home-Start Majik
  • Fischy Music
  • Action for Children - Scotland
  • Familyman Playgroup
  • SANDS Lothians
  • Scottish Childminding Association
  • Good Dads
  • Dadscare
  • Who Let the Dads Out? - Deeside Church
  • One Parent Familes Scotland - Us Together – Edinburgh

Welcome to Year of the Dad

Welcome to Year of the Dad, celebrating the difference a great dad can make!

Throughout 2016 and beyond, we’re issuing a rallying call to services and employers to support dads, embrace family-friendly, inclusive practice and reflect the importance of fathers in child development.


Did you know?

78% of working dads tell us that their employer is either very or quite accommodating to their needs  
(FNS Father's Day Survey 2016)
59% of Dads read to their children every day or most days
(Father's Day survey 2016)
82% of dads cook for their kids at least a few times a week. 40% cook most days!
(FNS Father's Day survey 2016)
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Why dads?

Because society hasn’t yet caught up with the huge cultural changes that have taken place in the home and workplace over the past 50 years.

It’s time to ditch the gender stereotypes and celebrate the key contribution fathers make to child development, family and community life.

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