Website of WithScotland (formerly SCCPN and MARS), a national resource for the benefit of everyone in Scotland involved in protecting children.
An online journal of the Scottish Institute for Residential Child Care (SIRCC).
Study that explores what we do and do not know about the roles that ‘informal childcare’ play for different families. It shows how these have evolved over the past decade – and discusses how they may continue to evolve – in the light of demographic and policy changes.
Report that describes a plan to help make formal childcare a modern, mature public service, which is affordable for all families, high in quality and flexible to the needs of parents.
Report that seeks to understand further the role of grandparents in providing child care for grandchildren and the impact on wellbeing (child and adult).
Report that examines how typical childcare costs and the public support available to pay for them have evolved since 2006-07.
It then looks at the level of public financial support available by 2015-16, on current plans, and combines that with the likely path of childcare costs to that date.
Annual report that presents evidence from inspection and regulatory visits undertaken between September 2010 and August 2011 by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted).
It takes evidence from inspection activity across the full range of Ofsted’s statutory remit, which includes early years and childcare, provision for education and skills in schools, colleges and adult learning, children’s social care and local authority services for children.
These reviews described long-term cost-benefit analyses of three early childhood interventions - the Abecedarian Program, Perry High/Scope and the Chicago Child-Parent Centers. All were undertaken in the United States and targeted mostly underprivileged black communities. Given this context, it is argued that results of the three studies are not easily transferable to modern contexts in countries such as England. The results indicated should therefore all be read with the caveat of ‘for the specific population in these studies’. This topic is included in the EPPI-Centre knowledge library.
The review aims to address a topical policy issue in the UK, that is the research evidence on the impact on children and their parents of the integration of care and education in the early years. This systematic review was published by EPPI-Centre in 2011.Systematic reviews aim to find as much as possible of the research relevant to the particular research questions, and use explicit methods to identify what can reliably be said on the basis of these studies.
Report that presents the results of the Maternity and Paternity Rights Survey conducted in 2009 and 2010.
The Maternity Rights Survey series has been monitoring take-up of maternity benefits and mothers’post-birth employment decisions since the late 1970s.