child development

Child trends fact sheet: neighbourhood support and children’s connectedness

This fact sheets provides information as to whether children’s outcomes are better if they live in environments that are supportive in terms of family, peers, and community.

Results indicate that children from supportive neighbourhoods are more likely to have stronger connections compared to their counterparts from less supportive neighbourhoods.

GIRFEC: Childhood, Citizenship and Children's Services - Changing Children's Services - promoting and supporting informal care

This podcast is taken from the 'GIRFEC: Childhood, Citizenship and Children's Services' Conference held in Glasgow on the 24-26 September. Session 6 - Changing Children's Services - promoting and supporting informal care. Professor Robbie Gilligan, Trinity College Dublin talks about changing children services.

Early years, life chances and equality: a literature review

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.

Child abuse and neglect

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.

Early brain development

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.

Ages and Stages of Down's Syndrome

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.