Scottish review that builds on the first review in a series of UK wide reviews of child neglect undertaken by Action for Children in partnership with the University of Stirling and addresses three questions:
- How many children are currently experiencing neglect in Scotland?
- How good are we at recognising children who are at risk of, or are experiencing neglect?
- How well are we helping children at risk of, or currently experiencing neglect?
Paper that examines whether there are any changes the Scottish Government can make, in the short-term, to improve the way the government-funded nursery provision works as well as feed into the wider debate on childcare.
Guidance that is supplementary to, and should be read in conjunction with the Scottish Government 'National guidance for child protection in Scotland 2010'. The guidance outlines key definitions and concepts, specifically a definition of what constitutes child abuse and neglect and harm/significant harm.
Guidance that aims to support and assist practitioners at all levels in every agency, to be able to approach the task of risk identification, assessment, analysis and management with more confidence and competence.
It seeks to provide tools that, if used, support methodical and systematic approaches to not only better understanding risk and its presentation with children and families, but also enhance interventions and potential outcomes.
Digital storytelling programme of National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections in United States, to promote continuous improvement in the delivery of child welfare services. The stories include young adult, worker, parent and family perspectives.
Small scale, largely qualitative review of the community childminding schemes offered through the auspices of the Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) that was commissioned to consider the benefits of these services for children, families and society.
Community childminding in Dumfries and Galloway and in Aberdeen is briefly reviewed but, at the suggestion of SCMA, it also focused on community childminding in two particular cases – Scottish Borders Supported Childminding Scheme and Edinburgh Working for Families Scheme.
Report that demonstrates the impact of both Fife and Stirling Community Childminding Services that are funded by the Scottish Government's Early Years Action Fund, administered by Inspiring Scotland.
Report that outlines the 10 key messages and issues that the parents who took part in these conversations raised about using and accessing childcare.
Report into an inquiry to examine the processes involved in deciding whether or not to remove a child from the family home and to consider whether these are consistent across the country.
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.