Seminar questions role of fathers
Sunday, September 4, 2011 at 1:53PM
FNF Scotland in assumptions, fatherhood, seminar

to be held in Edinburgh on Tuesday 5th November will consider how modern fatherhood is changing in Scotland.

Organised by the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, it aims to consider the following proposition.: "Fathers are seen as crucial actors in the early development of children.  Fathers themselves consistently respond in questionnaires that they would like to spend more time with their children. Yet fathers with young children also work the longest hours – even more than other men. Fathers are also becoming more vociferous in demanding rights of access and recognition of their role. Yet few take up paternity leave that is available."

Families Need Fathers Scotland would challenge some of the assumptions and linkages in the conference description, particularly in relation to fathers not taking up their rights.

We've booked our places to join in the debate so that we can present views based  on the hundreds of fathers who have contacted us over the past year. 

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