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March 13th, 2017

Scottish Government responds to Fathers4Justice ‘Forgotten Fathers’ campaign

The Scottish government has today responded to a question tabled at the Scottish Parliament by MSP Liam McArthur regarding the Fathers4Justice ‘Forgotten Fathers’ campaign launch: Liam McArthur, Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats: To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to the Fathers4Justice campaign, Forgotten Fathers. Annabelle Ewing (Minister for Community Safety and Legal […]

February 13th, 2017

F4J Valentine’s Day Poll shows that people think mums love their kids more than dads

A poll for Valentine’s Day has revealed that 23% of Scots believe mothers love their children more than fathers. The poll, by Progressive Partnership in partnership with YouGov, was released as part of the “Forgotten Fathers” initiative from Fathers4Justice (F4J) which aims to highlight the increase suicide risk amongst separated dads in Scotland. The campaign […]

February 13th, 2017

Fathers4Justice launch “Forgotten Fathers” campaign in Scotland

Fathers4Justice launched their “Forgotten Fathers” campaign on Valentine’s Day outside the Scottish Parliament with MSPs, Bill Kidd (Scottish Government Chief Whip) and Fin Carson. The campaign was created in memory of separated dad Lee McGregor, an oil worker from Aberdeen, who took his own life last year after losing contact with his children. His father, […]

February 3rd, 2017

The heartbreaking story of Scottish dad Lee McGregor, who took his own life after losing his children

Loving dad and Aberdeen oil worker, Lee McGregor, was 31 years of age when he took his life, paralysed by grief at losing two children he desperately loved, Alicia aged 12, and Logan aged 9. While mum would often disappear for nights on end, Lee was a conscientious father who took his kids on holiday […]

September 4th, 2015

Fathers4Justice say Children’s Hearings Scotland response makes no apology for ‘hate male’ ads

Fathers4Justice today said that Children’s Hearings Scotland failed to apologise for ads the group says are anti-male and discriminatory. You can read the Children’s Hearings Scotland statement here: http://www.chscotland.gov.uk/recent-news/2015/09/children’s-hearings-scotland-statement-about-‘barrier’-advertising-campaign/ Said F4J Founder Matt O’Connor, “The response from Children’s Hearings Scotland contains no apology, is deliberately misleading and illustrates an ingrained discrimination against dads in Scotland. Demonising […]

August 31st, 2015

Herald Scotland: Fathers group call for withdrawal of “hate male” Children’s Hearings Scotland ads

A FATHERS rights group has condemned adverts showing a man threatening to hit a child by Children’s Hearings Scotland, describing them as discriminatory. Fathers4Justice urged supporters to contact the organisation to ask them to withdraw the adverts with immediate effect. A statement on behalf of Fathers4Justice founder, Matt O’Connor, said institutional discrimination against dads “must […]

June 30th, 2015

Why Scottish fathers deserve shared parenting. By Matt O’Connor

Every month, thousands of desperate Scottish dads turn to the courts as they battle for access to their children. All too often, the court orders they secure are broken with impunity by mothers, who face little or no court sanction. As a result, around 50% of all court orders for contact between children and their […]

May 21st, 2015

Ex-Apprentice star jailed for denying child access to father

Pic: Sharon McAllister A REALITY TV star was jailed for contempt of court today and berated by a sheriff for her attitude towards her son. Former Apprentice contestant Sharon McAllister, 38, was jailed for three months after repeatedly failing to hand her son over for contact with his father. McAllister was told ‘You’re jailed’ and […]

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