Guidance that aims to define how the social and emotional wellbeing of vulnerable children aged under 5 years can be supported through home visiting, childcare and early education.
The recommendations cover:
- strategy, commissioning and review
- identifying vulnerable children and assessing their needs
- ante- and postnatal home visiting for vulnerable children and their families
- early education and childcare
- delivering services
Paper that investigates the relationship between attendance at nursery school and children’s outcomes in adolescence.
Overview of research evidence that has been commissioned in response to the Family Justice Review recommendation for consistent training and development for family justice professionals, including a greater emphasis on child development. It aims to bring together key research evidence to facilitate understanding among professionals working in the family justice system in areas relating to:
Briefing paper which provides an overview on the latest updates to NHS Health Scotland publications for parents and professionals within the area of early years and childcare.
Up-to-date information on new resources and details of how to order and request translations and alternative formats is provided.
Discussion paper about evidence-based family skills training and parenting programmes that work. (The paper can be downloaded free on registration).
Section of the Department for Education website for parents and commissioners looking for parenting programmes and interventions. The programmes have all been independently evaluated using an evidence-based approach to show that they work. Assessments were carried out prior to 1st April 2012.
A resource for professionals providing antenatal education and support to fathers.
An American national, nonprofit organisation that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policy makers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.
Its mission is to promote the health and development of infants and toddlers.
List of resources and organisations to support a project to support health improvement and reduce inequalities in North Ayrshire.
This project has a focus on early years and reflects the needs of communities using an asset-based approach. The project is working with people living and working in the Ardrossan Central and Castlepark areas to map community assets, identify local issues and develop solution-focused, community-based initiatives.
Presentations from Infant Mental Health conference held in March 2012 in Irvine, Ayrshire.
It includes an introduction to infant mental health for professionals working with, or on behalf of, children and families in any capacity.