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Shared Parenting

This Cross-party group's purpose:

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. 

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Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Fulton MacGregor MSP

Address: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

Phone: 0131 348 5240 Find out about call charges.

Involved in the group

MSPs, individuals and organisations who participate in and support this group.

Current Members

MacGregor, Fulton

Fulton MacGregor


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Coatbridge and Chryston (Constituency)

Balfour, Jeremy

Jeremy Balfour

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Martin, Gillian

Gillian Martin

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Aberdeenshire East (Constituency)

Carson, Finlay

Finlay Carson


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Galloway and West Dumfries (Constituency)

Doris, Bob

Bob Doris


Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn (Constituency)

Wightman, Andy

Andy Wightman


Party: Independent

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Non MSP Individuals

Amanda Ward
Ellen Forson
Eoin Keane
Mrs Frances Byatt-Smith
Miranda Gray


Families Need Fathers Scotland - secretariat
Scottish Youth Parliament 
Fathers Network Scotland
Relationships Scotland
Family Mediation West 
Parent Network Scotland
Men in Childcare
Midlothian Surestart
One Parent Families 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