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.
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.
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.
Briefing that aims to summarise and distil the relevant research conducted by CRFR over the past 10 years and findings from the Scottish Government funded Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) study which tracks the lives of 8000 Scottish families and their young children from birth. CRFR is actively involved in the analysis and dissemination of GUS findings.
Research that reviews how a national process of education reform for children aged 3-18 was under way and revision of the existing curriculum guidance for children aged three to five was being considered.
The review aims to point to examples, raise issues and look critically at evidence but makes no claims to be exhaustive.