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Shared Parenting

This Cross-party group's purpose:

The Group will identify, examine and promote policy and practice that supports parents in sharing parenting responsibilities. It will consider how gender stereotypes can be tackled in the pursuit of a better understanding of what we need to do to ensure the best possible childhood and most promising adult life for Scotland's children. It will provide a forum for MSPs, stakeholders and other interested parties to engage directly in dialogue to inform policy developments and practice which impact on parents sharing responsibilities for the role and support networking on this topic. 

Next meeting

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

The next meeting of the CPG on Shared Parenting will be on 21 May 2024 and will be held online 6.00-8.00pm.

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact John Forsyth


Involved in the group

MSPs, individuals and organisations who participate in and support this group.

Current Members

Fulton MacGregor


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Coatbridge and Chryston (Constituency)

Finlay Carson

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Galloway and West Dumfries (Constituency)

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Bob Doris


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn (Constituency)

Party: Scottish Green Party

MSP for: Central Scotland (Region)

Non MSP Individuals

Shared Parenting Scotland - secretary

Scottish Youth Parliament

Fathers Network Scotland

Relationships Scotland

Family Mediation West

Parent Network Scotland

Men in Childcare

Midlothian Surestart

Childrens Health Scotland

The Spark

Families Outside

Circle Scotland

Parenting Across Scotland


Home Start

Men and Boys Initiative

Issy Shillinglaw Grandparents Rights

Grandparents Apart



Early Years Scotland

Dads Rock