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Our latest policy and research publications in one place, in date order.
This page is a quick reference to policy and research publications from the last two years only. You can find all these publications and more in the main database.
For responses to Government consultations or Parliamentary calls for evidence, and for briefings on specific legislation visit the Government and Parliament page.
The most recent child policy update emails can be found on the members pages. The latest stories can be found by clicking here.
Briefings, newsletters, special reports and publications
Latest briefings currently available to members only - visit policy briefing on members webpages.
Early Years Briefing Paper 1: Fetal Alcohol Harm (April 2011)
Children in Scotland Budget Briefing (February 2011)
Welfare Reform and Child Welfare (December 2008)
Children in Scotland members gain priority access to our various briefings – visit the members only pages and use your email address to login.
A series of newsletters looking at early years issues. The newsletter concentrates on three key areas: Early Learning and Learning Environments, Supporting Parents and Working Together.
Newsletter 3 (Feb 2012)
Newsletter 1 (May 2011)
Update on the Gender Equality project - newsletters
Special reports and publications
Full report available for members only. Non-members read the press release with key findings here: Media Centre - Press releases
Special Report No.2: Early Childhood Education and Care: Developing a fully integrated early years system
This resource has recently been produced and is aimed at antenatal education practitioners working with fathers to be. Please contact email@example.com 0131 222 2412 for a copy (CD Rom).
Special Report No.1: The cost of childcare in Scotland
Cost is a key component of the whole experience of non-parental care for children and the positive or negative impact it has. This report focuses on costs, but within the context of related areas of debate
Children in Scotland and Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People published guidance on consulting with children and young people on school closures (and other significant changes).
The guidance was created in response to the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 which requires pupils to be consulted on such changes. It provides examples of best practice and considerations to ensure that consultations are worthwhile.
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