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BROTHER.pngAre you holding an event that welcomes dads as parents? A conference you’d like fathers to attend, or a fun day where dads can bring their children and families? Let us know about your events, activities or training around fatherhood in Scotland and we’ll publicise it for you here.

If you’re looking for dad-flavoured events or those directly linked to 2016 Year of the Dad, this is the place to find out about them! Use our listings and interactive map below to see what’s happening in your area – and reserve your place here…

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Digital Fun Day

Saturday, 05 November 2016 at 11:00 AM
St. Ninians Parish Church in Paisley , United Kingdom

digital fun day

Looking for new ideas for digital ways to play? Look no further - Engage Renfrewshire are teaming up with Fathers Network Scotland to bring you a FREE digital fun day on 5 Nov between 11:00-14:00 in St. Ninian's Church, Paisley!

There will be plenty of digital activities to keep you and the kids entertained. Explore augmented reality where cyberspace meets the real world, loose yourself entirely in virtual reality, get active with WII or try your hand at basic coding in the Coding Dojo.

This drop in day has something for everyone. For further information or to book a place contact Lauren at Engage Renfrewshire (details below).

Where's Dad Seminar

Tuesday, 22 November 2016 at 09:15 AM
Golden Lion Hotel in Stirling , United Kingdom

As Year of the Dad draws to a close - Midlothian Sure Start is joining forces with Human Development Scotland in a one-day seminar on the role of fathers in the family and in society.

Where's Dad takes place on Tue November 22, in Stirling

Dads’ involvement in early years makes a vital difference to outcomes for children and their families. This one day seminar will consider the evidence for why fathers’ involvement matters for health, social care and education services and then explore ways to ensure sustained inclusion and involvement of male carers in the provision of these services.

The event will hear the voices of dads and what fatherhood means to them, as well as explore the emotional challenges and opportunities that fatherhood presents. It will conclude by identifying practical steps for developing dad-inclusive practices for those working in statutory bodies and voluntary organisations. 

Mark McDonald MSP, Minister for Childcare & Early Years
Dr Gary Clapton, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Edinburgh
Dr Andrew Dawson, Professional Lead for Child Psychotherapy, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

Who should attend?
Social workers, early years workers, teachers, educational psychologists, health visitors, midwives, dads’ co-ordinators, voluntary organisations working with children & families.

Download the full programme here or book your place HERE