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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.