The Scottish Parliament's Equal Opportunities Committee is keen to hear about the experiences of single fathers and fathers with shared residence of children. They wish to identify the key challenges they face in day-to-day life and the quality of support currently available to them.
Amongst the members of the Committee are John Mason MSP who supported the member's debate on Families Need Fathers Scotland last year, and Christian Allard MSP (pictured) who raised his children after becoming a widower.
The committee have expressed particular interest in the provision of services and support groups, societal attitudes towards lone / unmarried fathers, and issues around parental responsibilities and rights for fathers.
Submissions should be made in writing, by Friday, 21 February 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post c/o the Clerk, Equal Opportunities Committee, TG.01, The Scottish Parliament, EDINBURGH, EH99 1SP. When preparing a submission, remember that details of an ongoing court case or other personal information should not be included - if in doubt about this or how best to get your pint aross FNF Scotland are happy to advise.
Families Need Fathers Scotland will be submitting evidence, and we would be very interested to hear your views and receive copies of your submissions.