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Exploration of the Information Support Needs of Parents

This project ran between 2011 and 2012.

Children in Scotland carried out a research project exploring the information support needs of parents with young children.

This research was carried out on behalf of NHS Health Scotland and was completed in May 2012.

The aim of the research was to explore the information support experiences, needs and preferences of parents with young children, especially very young children, living in Scotland.

It focused on three specific groups: fathers, young parents and parents with literacy issues. This exploration included how parents obtained information and support in relation to parenting in general and child health issues, in particular.

It was the companion to a report published in 2010 that explored the information support needs of parents from the perspective of practitioners who advocate on their behalf.

For more information contact Amy Woodhouse, Head of Policy, awoodhouse@childreninscotland.org.uk

'Easy Read' Report

The aim of the project was to find out how parents of young children (aged 0- 8) who live in Scotland get information and find support about parenting and about child health.

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Final Report

Exploration of the information support needs of parents

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Executive Summary

The aim of this qualitative research project was to explore the information support experiences, needs and preferences of selected groups of parents with young children, especially very young children, living in Scotland. The scope of the work included how parents obtain information and support in relation to both parenting, in general, and child health issues, in particular.

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Report Video

Watch a video explaining the findings of this report.

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