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Family & child development

This website, a collaboration between the Open University and the BBC, looks at family and child development. As parents can testify, children grow at a startling pace. Their development is a complex and intriguing subject. How do children grasp right from wrong? How do they perceive men and women? What do siblings add to the mix?

Sure Start children's centres : survey of parents

Report detailing the findings of a survey of potential users of children's centres in 120 areas throughout England with a view to quantifying the reach (i.e. awareness and usage) of children's centres among the target population, i.e. parents and carers of children under five years and expectant new parents.

It's like that : the views & hopes of disadvantaged young people

Summary of a research programme which looked into the attitudes and aspirations of young people on the margins of mainstream society. The research aimed to help policy makers and services respond better to the needs of disadvantaged young people.

When a baby has Down's Syndrome

This resource produced by Down's Syndrome Scotland, provides information for new parents about babies with Down's Syndrome and includes information on the baby's development, ways to support good health, future pregnancies as well as looking to the future and living with Down's Syndrome.

Exclusion from schools In Scotland: guidance to education authorities

Information on the advice given to local authorities in 2003 from the Scottish Government.

The guidelines include the rights and responsibilities of pupils and parents.

The professionals and how they can help children with Down's Syndrome

This booklet, produced by Down's Syndrome Scotland, provides information for parents, carers, professionals and students about those professionals who provide health, education and social services and how they can help children with Down's Syndrome.

Reaching parents : improving take-up of parenting programmes (Children and families' services report 21B)

Report giving advice on how to ensure all parents are able to access parent education programmes. It also examines the take-up of parenting programmes and potential barriers to access.

Growing up in Scotland: a study following the lives of Scotland's children - sweep 1 overview report

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

Safe from bullying: training resources

Set of training resources aimed at helping practitioners working with children and young people in out of school settings better understand and recognise bullying and formulate anti-bullying policies.

Children of prisoners : release

Video showing the particular difficulties families can face following release from prison and highlighting the fact these are often overlooked and unexpected even though this may be when the family needs most support.