Research into experiences of lone parents in rural Fife conducted in partnership with Fife Gingerbread. Volunteers from the Fife Gingerbread Buddy programme with experience of lone parenthood were trained as peer researchers and were involved in all stages of the research project, the design, fieldwork and analysis.
The research sought to explore and understand lone parent’s quality of life within rural communities of Fife.
An international, peer-reviewed, scholarly online journal that aims to provide a forum for contemporary critical debates on the maternal understood as lived experience, social location, political and scientific practice, economic and ethical challenge, a theoretical question, and a structural dimension in human relations, politics and ethics.
Discussion paper about evidence-based family skills training and parenting programmes that work. (The paper can be downloaded free on registration).
Section of the Department for Education website for parents and commissioners looking for parenting programmes and interventions.
The programmes have all been independently evaluated using an evidence-based approach to show that they work. Assessments were carried out prior to 1st April 2012.
A resource for professionals providing antenatal education and support to fathers.
The National Parenting Strategy has one clear purpose: to act as a vehicle for valuing, equipping and supporting parents to be the best that they can be so that they, in turn, can give the children and young people of Scotland the best start in life.
Paper that presents the first UK estimates of the association between parental wealth during adolescence and a range of children’s outcomes in early adulthood.
Parental wealth is positively associated with all outcomes examined (which include educational attainment, employment, earnings and homeownership).
Paper for those who would like to become more involved in running Sure Start Children’s Centres, such as community groups, on behalf of a local authority. It is also for local authorities and anyone who uses or is involved in running children’s centres.
Document which is part of a series that summarises key findings from the sixth sweep of the study, which was collected in 2010/11 when children in the birth cohort were aged almost 6 years old.
It is one of two summaries which presents key findings from the Growing Up in Scotland study report 'Early experiences of Primary School'.
Childhood obesity and low physical activity both have serious implications for children’s health. This report had twin objectives: to explore determinants of both obesity and low physical activity in young children. Included in the investigation of obesity is an assessment of whether it is linked to low physical activity.
The report also examined the extent to which mothers were aware of their child being overweight or obese and whether they were concerned by this.