S4M-04456: Families Need Fathers

10 Oct 2012

S4M-04456 ♦ John Mason (Glasgow Shettleston) (Scottish National Party): That the Parliament welcomes the publication of the Scottish Government’s national parenting strategy, National Parenting Strategy: Making a positive difference to children and young people through parenting; considers that parenting is one of the most important jobs that anyone could have in their life; welcomes the Scottish Government’s commitment to developing a national parenting strategy that includes an investment of £18 million to improve access to information, advice and support for parents; notes the comments from Families Need Fathers, which, following the publication of the strategy, said that it “welcomes the emphasis on fathers in this new strategy, including fathers who live apart from their children”, and considers that Glasgow and Scotland as a whole would benefit from a debate on the role of fathers and their rights and responsibilities.