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National Parenting Strategy must include separated parents

Families Need Fathers Scotland has been raising questions about the needs of parents through its four local group meetings in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling. 

These comments, plus further feedback from the parents and grandparents we are in touch with, will help us to present the view of separated parents to a national consultation conducted by the Scottish Government to prepare a National Parenting Strategy, due for publication this Autumn.

Interviewed in the Sunday Herald, the Children and Families Minister Aileen Campbell stated: "... the aim is to include all parents across the country."  The FNF Scotland  response aims to present the views of parents living apart from their children.

Views are required on questions such as "What makes you feel confident as a parent?" and  "What practical things would make a difference to you in your parenting role?" as well as information on the challenges they face and the sources of advice and support that are available or required.

Anyone wanting to add their own comments should get in touch with Ian Maxwell at FNF Scotland on 0131 557 2440 or ian.maxwell@fnf.org.uk.