child development

Summary of a practitioner research study which sought to determine the extent to which Family Group Conferences are used in permanence planning and explore issues related to this.

Report of a practitioner research study which sought to determine the extent to which Family Group Conferences are used in permanence planning and explore issues related to this.

Document describing a project which focused on ways in which to involve fathers more with their children's early learning. Evaluation evidence showed significant gains for parents, children and practitioners.

UK Government report reviewing the progress of the Healthy weight, healthy lives strategy for England and setting out plans to further support healthy weight through informing consumer choice, creating an environment which encourages healthy weight and ensuring quality weight management services are in place.

Reviews recent literature on how early years experiences may impact on life chances for different groups of the population. Life chances can cover a range of opportunities that people can experience as they become adults and into their later life. These opportunities include, for example, the likelihood of being in employment over individuals’ lifetimes, the chances of obtaining educational qualifications and the chances of good physical and mental health.

Booklet providing information and advice to help parents and families with learning disabled children cope successfully with their caring responsibilities.

The Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) is an important longitudinal research project aimed at tracking the lives of a cohort of Scottish children from the early years, through childhood and beyond.

The study is funded by the Scottish Government and carried out by the Scottish Centre for Social Research (ScotCen). Its principal aim is to provide information to support policy-making, but it is also intended to be a broader resource that can be drawn on by academics, voluntary sector organisations and other interested parties.

Every child has the right to grow up in a caring and safe environment. Fortunately most children and young people do. However, some children are not loved by their families. Others live in families that are having a really difficult time and cannot cope with their problems. Some children are deliberately neglected or hurt by the adults around them.

This podcast looks at early brain development. The speaker, Phil Wilson, is a general practitioner and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow. He has trained in paediatrics and neuroscience and holds a Chief Scientist Office award in infant mental health.

This resource is produced by Down's Syndrome Scotland and looks at the ages and stages of Down's Syndrome. It also provides information about the health problems associated with Down's syndrome, screening and testing, child development, growing older and dementia. There is also a list of relevant professionals that can help people with Down's syndrome as well as their families and carers.