How equal are fathers: the challenge for public services: Children in Scotland Conference

Published: 31 March 2005

This one-day conference will examine ways to support the role of fathers in a changing family and social landscape, providing an opportunity to:

  • consider how agencies and employers can provide better support for fathers and families
  • explore how services can be better designed and delivered
  • highlight and exchange good practice in work with fathers
  • practice workshops will focus on innovative work with fathers

Chair: Cathy Peatie MSP, Convenor, Scottish Parliament Equal Opportunities Committee

Speakers will include Jenny Watson, Acting Chair, Equal Opportunities Commission, Ewan Aitken, Education Spokesperson Confederation of Scottish Local Authorities and Duncan Fisher, Director, Fathers Direct.

Venue: in Edinburgh

Duration: Full-day

Number of Places: 120

Who should attend: This course is relevant to working with children who are: 12 and over, 6 to 12, Early years. The conference is aimed at:

  • all those working with children, young people and families
  • commissioners or managers of public services in health and education
  • practitioners working in maternity care, children/family services, education, health, childcare, child protection, child poverty, criminal justice and family separation
  • fathers themselves and members of the wider community.

You can book online at or telephone Kirsty Robb on 0131 222 2438 to be sent the booking form

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