Report that presents the findings and recommendations from the Happiness Counts project, – a partnership between Action for Children, one of the UK’s leading charities and providers of services to vulnerable children, young people and families and nef, one of the UK’s leading independent think-and-do tanks.
Pack that provides a wide range of robust evidence sources that have informed the development of the Families in the Foundation Years policy statement. It will be useful for local commissioners of services for children and families in the foundation years.
Review prepared to summarise the relevant evidence base and advise policy colleagues of the known effectiveness of specific early years health interventions.
The review covers the following areas: pregnancy at a young age; maternal and foetal health during pregnancy; maternal and child nutrition and physical and mental health; child development and early education; parenting in the early years; vulnerable groups and longer term impacts.
The Family Nurse Partnershhip (FNP) is a preventative programme for first time teenage mothers and their babies. FNP is being tested in Scotland for the first time.
A first interim evaluation report and focuses on the intake and early pregnancy phases of the programmes implementation.
In recent years, significant national attention has been devoted to the more systematic identification and application of effective evidence-based services for families with additional needs.
Whilst recognising the importance of effective services, this briefing paper argues that having effective local systems to identify families who would benefit from additional support and to coordinate support from a range of agencies is at least as important.
Web resource of the NSPCC policy position, the government's recent developments and the relevant guidance and policy on protecting infants from abuse an neglect in Scotland.
Study that builds on existing research by looking specifically at the benefits in Scotland for children with no additional needs, children with moderate additional needs and children with severe additional needs.
Portal designed for those working in health or social services with responsiblity for early years (pre-birth-5 years).
Review of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) that has gathered evidence from a wide range of people working in the early years sector, including academics, practitioners, representatives of professional organisations, local authorities, parents, carers and children. Evidence has also been collected from national and international research.
Rapid review of international literature relating to early intervention.