Monthly Archives: June 2018

Understanding Dads Free Training

Free Training on Understanding Dad 

As part of our 15 year celebration DadsWork are delighted to be working in partnership with Father’s Network Scotland and Support from the Start to offer four training opportunities to practitioners across East Lothian to attend an excellent ½ day training programme called Understanding DAD
delivered by Chris Mieztis (Fathers Network Scotland).

By the end of the course participants will have:
• Developed their ability to identify aspects of their practice they intend to change to be more father-inclusive
• An improved understanding of the messages children, young people, families, workers and services give and receive about parenthood, families and the role of the father
• Improved knowledge, skills and confidence to better engage male parents and carers successfully
• Improved value and understanding of the role of the father and father figures

What Course Participants have said?
“Attending the Understanding Dad training has hugely changed our practice”
“This has made me aware of my own practice and realize how excluded dads can feel”.
“I’ve learned how a small change in practice can encourage dads to be involved in contacts we have with families”

For further information contact: Kevin Young: 07833741768 / 01316650848 or email

DadsWork & Walk with the Foundation 24 in 12


It that time again where I take on the challenge of walking 24 miles in 12 hours over 6000ft of mountains from Fort William to Glencoe to raise important funds for DadsWork and West Lothian Youth Foundation (Another Charity I am involved in) to continue delivering important services and activities. Any donation you make will be greatly appreciated and remember to include Gift Aid as every penny raised will make a huge difference to the 2 fantastic charities! Below is the link to make an online donation or if you would prefer to donate on a the old fashion Sponsor Forms please let me know?
Thank You Kevin