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Dads’ Page

Welcome to our dads’ page! Sometimes dads tell us that they feel left out, or can’t find information that suits them, so we hope the following information is interesting to you. These are just a few of the links that you might find interesting – explore each website in detail to find out more.

This information is also available in our ‘information for dads’ booklet – phone and ask for a copy.
If you can’t find what you are looking for, please contact us for help.

Books for Dads

Our library contains books written by or for dads, which can be borrowed by members of Signpost. See our library list for more details.

Websites

Contact a Family (dads’ page)
This site provides information and links for dads of disabled children

Working Families 
A section of this website, ‘Waving not Drowning’ has good information for working parents (scroll down past the newsletters for factsheets on flexible working and more).

Dads UK
A voluntary organisation offering support for single dads, living with or without their children, with links to telephone support, an online forum, and articles about parenting.

Fatherhood Institute
This site has general information for fathers, on a range of topics.

Men in Childcare
This project encourages men to take up childcare training, with certificated ‘taster’ courses leading on to HNC Childcare and Education, which can be studied in Edinburgh free of charge

Family Lives
As well as a telephone helpline for parents under stress, this site offers information for new dads, stepfathers and new partners, and also covers parenting courses and living apart from your children