Shared Parenting

Purpose of the group

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. 

Forthcoming meetings

4 September 2019 at 6pm

6 November 2019 at 6pm 

Next meeting: 24 April 2019

This meeting will be held at 6pm.



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Fiona Robertson

Amanda Ward

Ellen Forson 

James Jopling

Eoin Keane

Mrs Frances Byatt-Smith


Families Need Fathers Scotland - secretariat

Dads Rock

Fathers Network Scotland

Relationships Scotland

Family Mediation West of Scotland

Parent Network Scotland

Men in Childcare

Midlothian Surestart

One Parent Families Scotland

The Spark

Families Outside

Circle Scotland

Men and Boys Initiative



Grandparents Apart

Issy shillinglaw grandparents rights

Fatherhood Institute (corresponding) 

Save the Children (corresponding)

Get involved

Next meeting:
24 April 2019




Fulton MacGregor MSP

Scottish Parliament
Holyrood Road
EH99 1SP

 0131 348 5795

Cross Party Groups and GDPR

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