Paper that is one of a series written to inform the development of equality outcomes for the Scottish Government. Guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) states that a range of relevant evidence relating to equality groups and communities should be used to help set equality outcomes that are likely to make the biggest difference in tackling inequalities.
Report on the position of local authorities in relation to early intervention for children and families.
First in a series of Spotlight papers which build on the findings of the NSPCC report – All Babies Count: Prevention and protection for vulnerable babies - which highlighted the pressing need for effective interventions for parents and their babies.
The papers focus on the specific developmental importance of pregnancy and babyhood, shining a light on a particular issue for families, policy and practice, in this case parental misuse of drugs and alcohol.
The Early Years Collaborative was launched on 1 October 2012 at a multi-sector event hosted by Ministers, the Chief Medical Officer and COSLA as chairs of the Early Years Taskforce. Its objective is to accelerate the conversion of the high level principles set out in GIRFEC and the Early Years Framework into practical action.
This resource provides general information on the collaborative, as well as the latest updates.
Interactive web resource for parents and children on early years development, including playing, reading and talking.
Document which sets out a national framework for child protection learning and development in Scotland.
Paper aimed at all professionals who may, during the course of their work, provide advice to parents and carers in relation to maternal and infant nutrition. It aims to highlight the key updates which were made to six universal resources produced by NHS Health Scotland during routine reviews in 2012.
Designed to guide health professionals through the national information resources available to support effective communication with parents and improve maternal and child health outcomes.
It covers pre-conception, pregnancy, infancy, toddler and the pre-school period up to the age of 5 years. It also signposts to related services and resources to support parents and carers.
Guidance to facilitate the implementation of an effective 27-30 month review for all children in Scotland. It is primarily aimed at front line health staff involved in delivery of the review, in particular Public Health Nurses - Health Visitors (PHN-HVs), and their managers.
It is also of wider interest to general practitioners and colleagues involved in early learning and childcare and the wider care and support of young children.
The Children and Young People Bill will be introduced to Parliament in 2013 and will set out fundamental reforms to the way services for children and young people are designed, delivered and reviewed.
The Scottish Government conducted a large-scale series of national engagement events to discuss the proposals for reforms with a wide range of stakeholders. In addition, it published a consultation document on 4 July 2012 which invited views on key areas of proposed reform: children’s rights; early learning and childcare; getting it right for every child; and the care system.