child development

Retelling the past using new technologies: a case Study into the digitization of social work heritage material and the creation of a virtual exhibition

Article explains the rationale for the digitization of social work heritage material and the virtualization of an archived nondigital museum exhibit constructed by a Scottish Museum of Social Work.

The project involved the “virtualization” of an existing social work museum exhibition on the migration of “Home Children” from Scotland to Canada in the late 19th and early 20th century and the digital preservation of historical assets (both text and images) held by the contemporary social care organization involved in the migration of the children.

Social justice begins with babies

The first annual report of Scotland’s coalition supporting Putting the Baby IN the Bath Water
Putting the Baby IN the Bath Water is coalition of 98 organisations and individuals focused exclusively on two issues:

  1. the primary prevention of harm (i.e. keeping bad things from happening in the first place);
  2. the first 1,001 days of life (from pre-birth to preschool).

The coalition was a significant influence on the content of the Children and Young People Act 2014. This report outlines its impact on the Act and what it has achieved since.

Growing up in Scotland: family and school influences on children's social and emotional well-being

Document that presents key findings from a project that investigated family and school influences on children's social and emotional well-being.

The project explored possible influences on children's behavioural and emotional difficulties, and on their subjective well-being. It used data collected from mothers and children in the first birth cohort of the Growing Up in Scotland study, interviewed in 2012/13 when the child was seven years old. Mothers were asked about the child's behavioural and emotional problems, and children were asked about their life satisfaction.

Review of SCMA Community Childminding and Working for Families Services

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.

The Scottish child health programme: guidance on the 27-30 month child health review

Guidance to facilitate the implementation of an effective 27-30 month review for all children in Scotland. It is primarily aimed at front line health staff involved in delivery of the review, in particular Public Health Nurses - Health Visitors (PHN-HVs), and their managers.

It is also of wider interest to general practitioners and colleagues involved in early learning and childcare and the wider care and support of young children.

Social and emotional wellbeing: early years (NICE public health guidance 40)

Guidance that aims to define how the social and emotional wellbeing of vulnerable children aged under 5 years can be supported through home visiting, childcare and early education. The recommendations cover: - strategy, commissioning and review - identifying vulnerable children and assessing their needs - ante- and postnatal home visiting for vulnerable children and their families - early education and childcare - delivering services