Pre-course reading handout for the STRADA one-day module, Substance Misuse in Pregnancy.
Parents’ expectations and experiences of pregnancy, birth and the first few months of parenting are presented as part of the Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) longitudinal research project aimed at tracking the lives of a cohort of Scottish children from the early years, through childhood and beyond.
Report exploring the everyday life of the 'hard-working family'. It uses original research and existing data to frame a new agenda for debate on family life, one based on the premise that it is in the public interest to recognise and strengthen the relationships between families, state and civil society.
Parental substance misuse causes serious harm to children at every age from conception to adulthood, yet their needs have often remained unseen and unmet. In 2006, the Advisory Council advocated large-scale training to equip mainstream children’s and adult services to identify and respond appropriately to the needs of children living with parents who misuse substances. The DVD features: Children’s voices.
Report that considers some of the ways that affluence and disadvantage influence children’s educational attainment. It focuses on a broad set of factors, varying across childhood, classified under the broad umbrella term ‘aspirations, attitudes and behaviours’. The implications for policy are also explored.
Research report commissioned by the DCSF to measure and track parents' and children's awareness, attitudes and reported behaviour across the various safety issues covered within the Staying Safe Action Plan and the Byron Review; inform further campaign development and priorities; and provide quantatative data for the DCSF to adequately measure progress of the collective communications efforts.
Report of a research project which studied the development of character capabilities contributing to life chances and the factors influencing their development. It concludes that the early years are the critical years in this regard and that parents are, consequently, the principal character builders in society.
Report looking at the extent and types of bullying of children throughout the UK by presenting and interpreting statistical data gathered by ChildLine and highlighting the key issues surrounding bullying.
Report looking at the factors influencing the financial decisions of young people.
The Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 aimed to improve the way that schools engaged with parents, both individually through parental involvement and collectively through Parent Councils. This report presents the findings of a representative survey of 1,000 parents in Scotland to see whether the new legislation was making a difference by increasing levels of parental involvement and representation.