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About Year of the Dad

What is Year of the Dad?

A celebration of the difference a great dad can make! A year of celebration, insight and collaboration to promote the importance of fathers in child development and support men to be the dads they want to be. Organised by Fathers Network Scotland in partnership with a range of organisations, it is supported by the Scottish Government and runs until the end of 2016.

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Fathers Network Scotland

Fathers Network Scotland is a young, dynamic and respected charity (charity no. SC041341) with a passion for dads – because the family and society as a whole benefit when fathers are involved in the life of their children. It is the main organiser and originator of Year of the Dad.

DAD.pngOur vision is for a safe and compassionate Scotland where all children, their families and communities are enriched and strengthened through the full and welcome involvement of their fathers.

Our mission is to drive positive cultural change by inspiring organisations, communities and individuals to engage, support and empower men to be the fathers they want to be.

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The Scottish Government

The Scottish Government is the devolved government for Scotland, with a range of responsibilities which include: health, education, justice, rural affairs, housing and the environment.

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National Fathers Advisory Board

The National Fathers Advisory Board (NFAB) is a group of around 25 organisations involved in policy and support for dads/men, who meet to share intelligence, pool resources and find ways to work together. It is jointly chaired by Fathers Network Scotland and the Scottish Government.

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Family Friendly Working Scotland

Family Friendly Working Scotland (FFWS) supports and promotes the development of family friendly workplaces across Scotland. Our ambition is to make Scotland a beacon of excellence in family friendly working. We work with employers and support them to embed family friendly working practices, which bring huge benefits to both employees and business.

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The Fatherhood Institute

The Fatherhood Institute is the UK’s fatherhood think-and-do-tank. We research and advocate for involved fatherhood, which is a key means to improve children's outcomes. We offer policy, training, research, consultancy, resources & programmes including Fathers Reading Every Day & Family Foundations.

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