child care

ADCS position statement: what is care for

Position statement which is the first in a short series that articulates ADCS members’ collective aspirations for the care system.

ADCS is the national leadership organisation in England for directors of children’s services appointed under the provisions of the Children Act 2004 and for other children’s services professionals in leadership roles.

Dads2b resource

A resource for professionals providing antenatal education and support to fathers.

Zero To Three

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.

PEEP (Peers Early Education Partnership)

Website of organisation that supports parents and carers in their role as their children's first and most important educators.

Things that matter to me

Short film that has been made by Media Co-Op, for all pre-school support organisations (HomeStart, First Step and Sure Start) who help parents to show what the services offer and can offer to all parents of any background or walk of life. The parents speak about their experience, opportunities and the great support they get from these charity based organisations. Susan Deacon (Member of the Scottish Parliament) was apart of this feature film and will be using this in one of her campaigns.

Parent champions

Web resource including video on parent champions for childcare.

Report on parent champions for childcare pilot schemes

Report on the concept of parent champions for childcare pilot schemes, examining who these champions might be, how to recruit them, training, activities and remunerations.

Meeting children's needs for care and protection

The core aim of the series was to draw together national and international knowledge and professional, policy and research expertise in relation to the management, evaluation and research of everyday multiprofessional intervention to safeguard children. It comprised two linked elements.

The first focused on the issues involved in using adminstrative data routinely collected on children safeguarded in the community to better inform planning and delivery and research.

Early years portal

Portal designed for those working in health or social services with responsiblity for early years (pre-birth-5 years).