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How Circle celebrated Year of the Dad

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Angela Gentile, Development Manager for Circle Scotland talks to Nick Thorpe of Fathers Network Scotland about the events and initiatives sparked by Scotland's Year of the Dad 2016, including a prison conference, an arts event and a Father's Day competition judged by David Tennant!  

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How Bookbug celebrated Year of the Dad

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DadsReadleaflet.jpgBookbug has been delighted to support fathers during the year-long Year of the Dad celebration of the importance of fathers in child development and parenting. We have been working closely with Fathers Network Scotland and other dad-friendly organisations over recent years to provide dads and male carers with the confidence to read and book share with their children and help develop family bonding.    

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MEN & THEIR CHIDREN - DADS GROUP IS MATCH MADE IN DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY

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A community project in Dumfries and Galloway is not only helping to bring dads and their children together, but is also creating shared learning experiences in an area that suffers from high levels of deprivation.

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Where’s dad? Improving the engagement of fathers and male carers across fife - Evaluation Report June 2016

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The multi-agency 'Improving Dads Engagement Partnership' shares a common vision to improve service engagement with fathers and male carers across Fife. A key outcome from the partnership's vision is a workshop to support staff working with parents, families, children and young people to identify and implement more father inclusive approaches. The report provides insight into the partnerships learning, progress and achievements to date as well as recommendations to enable continued growth of this initiative.

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'Bookbug' joins forces with dads from 'Just Play' in Angus

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Just Play offers regular focus play sessions for families in Angus who have had some involvement with the police. By joining forces with Bookbug, Just Play has greatly increased the confidence of dads to engage with their children.

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Where’s dad? Improving the engagement of fathers and male carers across fife

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The multi-agency 'Improving Dads Engagement Partnership' shares a common vision to improve service engagement with fathers and male carers across Fife. A key outcome from the partnership's vision is a workshop to support staff working with parents, families, children and young people to identify and implement more father inclusive approaches.

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Midlothian sure start - dads project

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A suite of courses and activities developed by the Dads Co-ordinator at Midlothian Sure Start offers welcoming spaces and peer support for local dads so they can gain the confidence to engage more fully with their children and, thereby, generate a shift in attitude about the role of fathers.

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How father-friendly is your school? – setting the standard

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Prestonpans Infants School actively engages dads in all its activities, knowing that fathers and male carers are as important to children's early years as mothers. The school has collated their inclusive practices into a benchmarking tool that can support other schools to 'father-proof' their curriculum and activities.

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South Lanarkshire - Involving Dads in their children's learning

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Involving dads in their children’s learning has been a priority in South Lanarkshire since 2006, when a change in strategy was prompted after a review of service statistics revealed that only 11% of Home School Partnership Service users were male. By 2014, that figure had increased to over a quarter and work to proactively engage fathers across the council services continues to expand.

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West Lothian Dads2B - Free ante-natal course for expectant dads

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Dads2b supports expectant dads in West Lothian to become the best fathers they can be, through a free hands-on ante-natal course.

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