families, children and young people

The impact of disability on the lives of young children: analysis of data from the Growing Up in Scotland study

Research project commissioned by Scottish Government Children and Families Analysis with the objective of undertaking an in-depth analysis of data from the Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) to examine the circumstances and outcomes of children living with a disability in Scotland.

The overall aim of this analysis was to explore the impact of disability on the child, their parents and the wider family unit. 

Breaking barriers: how to help children's centres reach disadvantaged families

Report based on a survey of parents with children aged 0–5 who do not use children’s centres and consultations with our children’s centre staff and users.

Briefing on the Family Nurse Partnership

Briefing on the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) programme, which is one of a series of briefing papers produced by NHS Health Scotland on parenting programmes currently used in Scotland. These are intended as a source of information for the early years workforce, providing an overview of the programme and supporting evidence. 

Centre for Effective Services: knowledge exchange

Section of Centre for Effectiveness Services website that includes key research findings, government publications and policies, media coverage concerning children, young people, families and community (CYPFC) issues.

Children, young people and families: case studies

Scottish Government case studies on various children's experiences of the Getting it right for every child approach.

The cost effectiveness of Action for Children's Intensive Family Support Services: final report

Report that details the findings of a study carried out by the Centre for Child and Family Research (CCFR) to explore the cost effectiveness of providing Action for Children Intensive Family Support (IFS) Services.

Taking a personal approach: a parents guide to personal budgets

Handbook for parents of disabled children and young people receiving personal budgets. It contains information, examples of good practice and links to useful documents.

Studies in the Maternal

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.

Working with troubled families: a guide to the evidence and good practice

The Troubled Families programme is about change – for families and for services, and this report is an aid for that change. It is a tool to help local authorities and their partners, who have asked for guidance on how best to work with troubled families, and for the evidence about family intervention to be brought together in one place.

The report looks at academic evidence, local evaluations of practice, what practitioners have told us works in their services and what families tell us makes this work different and successful for them. 

Analysis of responses to the Children and Young People Bill Consultation

The Children and Young People Bill will be introduced to Parliament in 2013 and will set out fundamental reforms to the way services for children and young people are designed, delivered and reviewed.

The Scottish Government conducted a large-scale series of national engagement events to discuss the proposals for reforms with a wide range of stakeholders. In addition, it published a consultation document on 4 July 2012 which invited views on key areas of proposed reform: children’s rights; early learning and childcare; getting it right for every child; and the care system.