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Conference Programme


               Registration with refreshments    -    9.30 -10am


Welcome – Chair – 10am


Opening address by Dr Gary Clapton -    10.15am

Dr Gary Clapton is a senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and a qualified social worker and author of "Where’s dad?“ A ground-breaking enquiry into the lack of representations of fathers in publicity for children and family services


                             Lessons Learned on Dads Inclusion -   10.30am-11am

The Story of Making Lawfield Dad Friendly

Presentation of research on Lawfield Dads Inclusion Project


Jessica Moran - Researcher

Tim Porteus - Dads Coordinator, Midlothian Sure Start

Alison Cameron and Chris Wilson, Prestonpans Infant School

This will be an innovative presentation designed to engage the audience and create an inclusive atmosphere.


What's your Story?  -  11am – 12 noon

Hearing Voices from dads and their families

An opportunity for Dads and their Families to have their voice heard, to comment,

ask questions about the research and share their own experiences.


Lunch - will be provided - 11.45am – 12.30pm


Family Show: Robin Hood and the Merry Dads of Lawfield

12.45pm -1.45pm

A family show exploring the themes of dads’ inclusion with music and laughter.


1.45-2pm Closing Remarks

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Lawfield Primary School, Mayfield, Midlothian, EH22 5BB     Sat 28th May 2016- 9.30am-2pm

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Lawfield Primary School

Mayfield, Midlothian

EH22 5BB


Sat 28th May 2016- 9.30am-2pm