Document describing a project with the goals of developing practitioners' skills in engaging with parents and forging stronger links between children's learning in early years settings and in the home environment. Methods used to achieve these aims included workshop-picnics promoting the principles of the Letters and Sounds approach.
Website of the Child Maintenance Options service which contains information and resources designed to help parents make informed choices about child maintenance.
Guidance document setting out the main provisions of the law on child employment. It is aimed mainly at local authorities, employers and parents to increase understanding and effective operation of the law. It includes best practice advice to help those implementing the law deal with the sorts of questions they regularly face.
This resource produced by Down's Syndrome Scotland, provides information on the screening and testing methods used to try and detect Down's Syndrome in an unborn child.
This review investigates the impact of parental separation and divorce on children’s well-being and development. The review incorporates evidence concerning family breakdown, and its consequences, in the context of understandings of ‘the family’, ‘breakdown’ and the ‘well-being’ of children and young people, and includes research relating to both married and cohabiting parents. ‘Well-being’ is defined as incorporating children’s mental, emotional and physical health.
Report outlining the progress being made by the Youth Taskforce, an agency set up by the Department for Children, Schools and Families to improve outcomes for some of the most at risk and challenging young people in England. The report features case studies involving the Taskforce and includes ideas for good practice.
Report of a study which aimed to build on current understanding of the motivators and barriers to young people taking part in positive activities and provide more detailed data on which channels and messages are most effective in driving demand and encouraging young people to participate.
Document detailing the UK Government's strategy for people with learning disabilities for three years following consultation and response to the main recommendations in 'Healthcare for all', an independent inquiry into access to healthcare for people with learning disabilities.
Booklet identifying and describing the range of services available to families with children with disabilities in Scotland. The services cover early years, school, local authority services, play and leisure and health.
This is a summary of a rapid review that was undertaken to examine the effectiveness of behavioural interventions for sleep problems in young disabled children (up to age eight years), specifically interventions that can be carried out by parents in the home.