This practical guide has been developed by Children in Scotland (CiS) and Families Need Fathers Scotland (FNF Scotland). It highlights that though a non-resident parent may be either a mother or a father, fathers are in the considerable majority.

OnePlusOne have reported “When family and couple relationships breakdown, schools can often find it difficult to manage differing parental expectations. It is important that schools do not take sides, but encourage a joint approach from both parents that meet the needs of the child. However, non-resident parents frequently report that they have to request persistently to be included, which often leads to them being perceived as being ‘difficult’.”

The guide includes practical guidance on policy in Scotland, case studies, checklist to parental engagement for schools and links to a parents’ user guide to help parents engage effectively with their children’s school. To download the guide please click on the Adobe Reader icon below. If you do not have the correct software installed then you can download free viewers. ( PDF Reader )

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