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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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National Work Life Week Scotland Conference 2016

Thursday, 06 October 2016 at 09:00 AM
DWF LLP in Glasgow, United Kingdom

logoShowcasing Best Practice in Family Friendly Working

How can organisations successfully support families in the workplace to ensure they retain a skilled, engaged, stable and productive workforce?  What are other organisations doing to avoid the pitfalls?

Discuss this and more at our free half day conference in Glasgow on Thursday 6th October, kindly hosted by DWF LLP.

Family Friendly Working Scotland (FFWS) are delighted to welcome a range of Scotland’s diverse employers; Royal Bank of ScotlandFanduel,Independent Living Fundpcr and the Scottish Government who are joining us to discuss the many different aspects of family friendly working and the benefits they bring. Discover practical ideas for employers to take forward flexible and family friendly working in their organisations, how the different policies work in practice and how FFWS can help you implement flexible hiring in your own organisation. There will also be a panel featuring some of Scotland’s Top Employers answering questions.

Join us for a collaborative make and meet opportunity by onoanco from 08.15 and, from 09.00, hear insights and discuss:
•    tips, ideas, and a greater understanding of the opportunities for employers and employees of flexible and family friendly working
•    how to ensure your organisations get flexible and family friendly working right for everyone
•    Legal implications and responsibilities – how to make it work for your organisation

We will wrap up with a Q&A featuring all speakers, followed by a delicious networking lunch.

Book here to secure your place at this free interactive morning conference

go mad with dad

Saturday, 08 October 2016 at 10:00 AM
Prestonpans Infant School in Prestonpans , United Kingdom

go mad with dad


The Lovely folk at Dadswork are organising another FREE Go Mad With Dad event!

at Prestonpans Infant School on 8 October at  10:00am

There are masses of fun activities for kids, dads and male carer givers  of all ages.

Here's a taster of what you can expect....

Play Talk Read Bus, Radio Saltire, Great Boys of War, Stormtrooper, Badge Making, Party Animal Encounters, Model Aeroplanes, Bouncy Castle, Nerf Gun Wars, Bike Smoothies, Bike Cinema, Music, Face Painting, Magic, Balloon Modelling, Archery, Football, Rugby, Under 5's Nursery Play, Stories, Arts & Crafts,Lego........and Much Much More !

And did we mention - there are free refreshments!

Find out more and book your place HERE


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.

For the full programme and information on booking a place please download the flyer here