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

Next meeting:



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Amanda Ward

Ellen Forson

Eoin Keane

Mrs Frances Byatt-Smith

Miranda Gray


Shared Parenting Scotland - secretary 

Scottish Youth Parliament 

Fathers Network Scotland

Relationships Scotland

Family Mediation West 

Parent Network Scotland

Men in Childcare

Midlothian Surestart

Childrens Health Scotland

The Spark

Families Outside

Circle Scotland

Parenting Across Scotland


Home Start

Men and Boys Initiative

Issy Shillinglaw Grandparents Rights

Grandparents Apart



Early Years Scotland

Dads Rock

Corresponding members

Fatherhood Institute

Together Scotland

Scottish Womens Aid

Get involved

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Cross Party Groups and GDPR

Please note that some Cross-Party Groups have external organisations that provide secretariat support to the Group. These organisations manage your information in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements. The links to the privacy policies, of the organisations that have provided them to the Scottish Parliament are available on our website.

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