Men Can Weep:  Children need emotionally available dads
Tuesday May 30, 2017  -  Glasgow

Dads’ involvement in early years makes a vital difference to outcomes for children and their families. This one day conference will consider the evidence for why fathers’ involvement matters for health, social care and education services and then explore ways to ensure sustained inclusion and involvement of male carers in the provision of these services.


Following on from 2016 as the Year of the Dad, this event will hear the voices of dads and what fatherhood means to them, as well as explore the emotional challenges and opportunities that fatherhood presents. It will conclude by identifying practical steps for developing dad-inclusive practices for those working in statutory bodies and voluntary organisations.


To book, please complete and submit the booking form on the right (please allow time for the form to load).  > > > >

Chaired by Tam Baillie, Children & Young People's Commissioner Scotland



Mark McDonald MSP, Minister for Childcare & Early Years

Dr Gary Clapton, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Edinburgh

Dr Andrew Dawson, Professional Lead for Child Psychotherapy, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde


Who should attend?

Social workers, early years workers, teachers, educational psychologists, health visitors, midwives, dads’ co-ordinators, voluntary organisations working with children & families.

Cost:  £100 / £65 

Click here for the event programme and for a Word booking form.

For corporate bookings using a purchase order, please download the conference brochure here and complete the booking form.