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Rights and support for working parents

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Money & Work Help and support with work

Here you'll find useful links to organisations that can help with any questions you may have about parenting and your rights at work.


Information on pregnancy and maternity discrimination.

Website: Visit the ACAS website.

British Deaf Association (BDA) Deaf Roots and Pride (DRP) Transitions Scotland

Deaf Roots and Pride (DRP) Transitions Scotland, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and The Robertson Trust, is aimed at Deaf children and young people (aged 8-25 years), living in central Scotland, who are transitioning from primary to secondary education or from secondary to further education and work.

Website: Visit the BDA Deaf Root Pride website

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Help and support for employers and employees.

Website: Visit the Equality and Human Rights Commission website.

Family Friendly Working Scotland

Family Friendly Working Scotland works with employers, government, families and others to promote a flexible and family friendly working culture.

Website: Visit the Family Friendly Working Scotland website.

Fathers Network Scotland

The Fathers Network focuses on you as a father and the benefits when involved with your children.

Website: Visit the Fathers Network website.

Healthy Working Lives

Information on workplace health, safety and well-being.

Website: Visit the Healthy Working Lives website.

Home Energy Scotland

The Home Energy Scotland freephone hotline offers free and impartial energy advice on how to reduce your fuel bills and keep your home warm and find out if you are eligible for energy efficiency schemes.

Website: Visit the Home Energy Scotland website.

Maternity Action

Maternity Action is the UK’s leading charity committed to ending inequality and improving the health and well-being of pregnant women, partners and young children – from conception through to the child’s early years.

Website: Visit the Maternity Action website.

Parenting Across Scotland

Parenting Across Scotland provides easy and accessible family information about raising children as a parent.

Website: Visit the Parenting Across Scotland website.

ParentLine Scotland

Parentline Scotland is for anyone caring for or concerned about a child.

Website: Visit the Parentline Scotland website.

Parentzone Scotland

The one-stop-shop for information and advice on all aspects of education and learning in Scotland, from babies to post-16 opportunities. As well as useful tips on supporting your child’s learning and choosing the right early learning and childcare, there is information on all publicly funded schools in Scotland.

Website: Visit the Parentzone Scotland website.

Scottish Childminding Association

The Scottish Childminding Association is the only organisation dedicated to supporting childminders in Scotland.

Website: Visit the Scottish Childminding Association website.

Last updated: 13 Jun, 2023