childrens services

On the outside: identifying and supporting children with a parent in prison

In this report, Barnardo's is asking for children to be identified when a parent is sentenced to prison so that they can receive the practical and emotional support they need as soon as possible. The organisation is calling on the Ministry of Justice to appoint a Minister to look after the needs of children afffected by parental imprisonment and to deliver a National Action Plan to ensure that this large and vulnerable group of children are recognised.

Children's social care innovation programme

The Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme seeks to support the development, testing and sharing of more effective ways of supporting children who need help from children’s social care services.

The documents on this page provide further information about the programme.

Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014

The Bill for this Act of the Scottish Parliament was passed by the Parliament on 19th February 2014 and received Royal Assent on 27th March 2014.
 

Child poverty strategy for Scotland: our approach 2014-2017

Document that sets out Scottish Government's approach under three headings – pockets, prospects and places which are key to tackling child poverty and consistent with the approach set out in 2011.

Digital stories from the field

Digital storytelling programme of National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections in United States, to promote continuous improvement in the delivery of child welfare services. The stories include young adult, worker, parent and family perspectives.

The role of Children's Centres in early intervention

Report that shows how children’s centres have steadily grown in number and reach since their original purpose as highly targeted forms of intervention in 1997. Since 2010 there has been a pressure from government for them to re-focus their attention.

This research shows that under the new model of funding, expenditure on Children’s Centres has fallen since 2010 by an estimated 28%.

Give us a hand with childcare: 10 key messages from parents in Scotland

Report that outlines the 10 key messages and issues that the parents who took part in these conversations raised about using and accessing childcare.

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.

Children and young people's services MKN

Provides information, resources and education for NHS Scotland staff working with children and young people.

Frontline. Improving the children’s social work profession

This paper investigates the nature and extent of the problems facing the children’s social work profession. Last year, there were around 1,350 vacant jobs in this field, many of which were concentrated in certain areas. Despite a concerted effort to tackle this shortage of workers, there are widespread concerns about the skills, competencies and calibre of new recruits to the profession.