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Understanding the key issues parents in Scotland face today

...parents in Scotland face today 23 May 2024 To understand the key issues parents and those in a parenting roles face today, parenting across Scotland worked with social research agency, The Lines Between, to examine research involving over 4000...


Open Kindergarten (2018-2020)

...to develop parents’ skills, confidence and knowledge. In 2018, Children in Scotland, parenting across Scotland and the University of Stirling completed a feasibility study to explore whether the Open Kindergarten model could be...


Exploration of the Information Support Needs of Parents (2011-2012)

...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...


Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people

...to hobbies for children and young people 7 Feb 2024 Before embarking on her new role as CEO of parenting across Scotland, Children in Scotland’s former Head of Policy, Projects and Participation, Amy Woodhouse, visited Finland and Iceland...


‘Transfer of power’ vital in securing positive outcomes for care experienced young people, report finds

...with care experience should become the norm Lessons should be learned about the way corporate parenting boards operate. Young people with care experience must be actively involved with a clear role The voices of young people with care...

care care experienced home and belonging homelessness Participation rights

How can we deliver places we can be proud of for our future generations?

...places we moved through in those years feature as heavily as our parental figures. Just as with parenting, for good or Ill, these places also impacted on the daily and cumulative choices we made. They shaped who we are today. We can now see that...


Two sides to the story of Covid’s impact on fathers

...the future 50:50? A Children in Scotland magazine article from the Cross-Party Group on Shared parenting launch Click here to read Exploring Parents' Information Support Needs A research project exploring the...


New film shares learning from early years family support partnership project

...skills, confidence and knowledge. Children in Scotland’s project saw the charity working with parenting across Scotland and the University of Stirling for a year from April 2019 to emulate and test out the OK Kindergarten approach here. The...

Early years early years policy family family centres family support Midlothian Nordic Norway open kindergartens parenting across Scotland University of Stirling young children

Equal Protection Act comes into force: "Years of collective effort have finally paid off"

...the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland, Children 1st, Barnardo's Scotland, parenting across Scotland, NSPCC and Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights), based on evidence that physical punishment is harmful,...


25 and Up: The ‘old normal’ meant acceptance of injustice for too many families. We can’t go back to it

...Please don’t let the new normal be the same as the old normal. Clare Simpson is Manager of parenting across Scotland Share this About the author Clare Simpson is Manager of parenting...

25 and Up 25 calls Care Review Families family support Inequality parenting across Scotland Poverty the Promise UNCRC

Scotland's public health time bomb is ticking

...or IQ in predicting adults’ physical health, wealth, life satisfaction, addiction, crime and parenting of the next generation.” Lessons to be learned Dunedin helps to show that poor mental and physical health, inadequate attainment at...


Proportion of Children in Scotland staff to be furloughed for three-week period

...or call 07955 788967 for individual referrals or any other queries parenting across Scotland The team is continuing to provide information and advice to parents and carers via their website and have developed a...

Covid-19 furlough third sector

25 Calls response: Finding hope during a crisis

...parent and child sessions, play sessions, peer support groups, confidence building workshops and parenting programmes. Having to adapt to the current situation with very limiting restrictions in place has meant looking at new and innovative ways...


Changes to our learning programme announced

...which you can access through these link for a small fee: 26 March, 10.30am – Supporting parenting in the early years 27 March, 10.30am – Vicarious trauma, and self-care Please try them out, give us constructive feedback, and together...

Covid-19 events training webinars

Preparing for Coronavirus COVID-19. Updated 17/3/20

...partner organisations Staff in our partner organisations, parenting across Scotland and the National Parent Forum of Scotland, are also currently working from home. Please check their websites and social...


Is the child really at the centre of early learning and childcare?

...ACEs overplayed?’ In September Children in Scotland took part in a roundtable discussion with parenting across Scotland and One Parent Family Scotland, hosted by Scottish Government, on support for families in the early years. Click here to...


25 Calls response: In a time of cuts, job insecurity and social isolation, Scotland must step up to provide consistent, relationship-based support for families

...non-judgemental extra help. Home-Start often works with parents who haven’t had warm, consistent parenting themselves while others are just sideswiped by mental health problems or have become isolated and don’t have reliable, trustworthy...

25 calls

Relationships are the foundations for change

...jail for possessing 7,500 Valium tablets and four police assaults. Rehab, Narcotic Anonymous and a parenting Matters Dads' group literally saved William’s life. “I first went on the parenting Matters course to get a tick from the social work....


A modest proposal

...inadequate environments. Their work is supported by third sector organisations such as Home Start, parenting across Scotland, Children First, Play Scotland and Inspiring Scotland’s outdoor play initiatives. But all are hampered by a constant...


25 Calls response: In parental disputes, let’s support all family members – mums, dads and children

...family support In call 21 of Children in Scotland’s 25 Calls campaign, Clare Simpson from parenting across Scotland makes the case for families to be supported by the state in order to benefit children. At Families Need Fathers Scotland we...

25 calls

Equal Protection law would support Scotland’s ambitions to be a world leader in human rights

...meeting, where the committee heard from a range of experts. Speaking at the committee meeting, parenting Across Scotland Manager Clare Simpson explained why the organisation is supporting the Bill: “The vast majority of parents want to do the...


25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson part 4: “When a child moves to secondary school, there is a drastic upping of stakes in social comparison”

...in the way I’ve described, but also because there is a sense in which part of the function of parenting is to pass on the experience of life, so if you as a parent have experienced a lot of adversity and felt you had to fight for what you can...

bullying equality Inequality parenting Parents School

‘Change the language of poverty for young people’ is #1 call in Children in Scotland’s 25th anniversary campaign

...in Scotland, YouthLink Scotland) Invest in relationship-based whole-family support, not more parenting programmes (parenting across Scotland) Build wellbeing into the design of our learning spaces to show young people they are truly valued...


2018 preview: culture, kindergartens and coming of age

...countries. The project is a partnership with the Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection and parenting Across Scotland. Read more about the project here. Silver service 2018 is an important anniversary year for us, and a time to think about...


AC24 - Exhibition Hall

...over 800 people since 2020 with this approach. email | facebook | instagram | X Mellow parenting's vision is for every child, wherever they are in the world, to be part of a safe and nurturing family. Mellow parenting has made it our...


Shilla Shomai

...children’s rights. Her research, entitled ‘A Comparative Study of Care-experienced parenting in Scotland and England: The Interplay of Solidarity, Attachment, and Social Capital’ examines the parenting experiences of care...

shomai

Our history

...rights, were launched, while the charity was strengthened through formal partnerships with parenting across Scotland and the National parenting Forum Scotland.  Opportunities were strengthened for members to exert an influence at all...


Funding perinatal mental health services

...support parents, carers, infants and families through the provision of counselling, peer support, parenting support and training. More than 7,000 individuals have been supported by the Fund, through charities including Dads Rock, Starcatchers,...

babies family support funding health and wellbeing Mental Health Parents Scottish Government

Bridging Payment to be doubled

...Close the Gap, Engender, Home-Start in Scotland, One Parent Families Scotland, Oxfam Scotland, parenting across Scotland, Poverty Alliance, Save the Children and the Trussell Trust. Related content Scottish Child Payment to be increased...

child poverty cost of living Families Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

Baby Box refreshed for fifth anniversary

...1 July, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Early years health and wellbeing parenting Scotland’s Baby Box has been updated to include new clothing designs and a baby toothbrush to support early oral health as it...

Early years health and wellbeing parenting

Demands for Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis

...life, in our communities, in Holyrood and in Westminster.” Find out more Clare Simpson from parenting Across Scotland (PaS) calls for renewed political will in tackling poverty in the latest issue of Insight. Members can access Insight via...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

Report highlights success of family support programme

...24 May, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond. Image provided by Scottish Government. Health parenting The Family Nurse Partnership programme has been recognised by the Scottish Government for its success in helping more than 10,000 young...

Health parenting

Listening to young people with separated parents

...by Jennifer Drummond children and young people family family support parenting separation Ian Maxwell (pictured) highlights the findings of new research into the reflections of young people who...

children and young people family family support parenting separation

Member directory: full

...and therapeutic family connections are key to all our work. We provide mediation, intensive parenting support, co parenting education groups and workshops, child contact, child contact and therapeutic life story support...


Member directory: N-S

...| pamis.org.uk Parent Network Scotland Support network for parents | parentnetworkscotland.com parenting across Scotland parenting across Scotland is a network of charities which offers support to children and families in Scotland. We work...


Member directory: G-M

...parents to make connections with peers, build their social networks, normalise the challenges of parenting and receive practical help | www.homestartcaithness.org.uk Home-Start Clackmannanshire Support for families with young children facing...


Member directory: A-F

...and therapeutic family connections are key to all our work. We provide mediation, intensive parenting support, co parenting education groups and workshops, child contact, child contact and therapeutic life story support...


Our offer to you during a critical time

...our Communications Manager, Chris Small: csmall@childreninscotland.org.uk Our partners parenting across Scotland The team is continuing to provide information and advice to parents and carers via their website and have developed a...


Podcast

...a new model of family support in the early years' Colleagues from Children in Scotland, parenting across Scotland and Midlothian Sure Start discuss Open Kindergarten, a pilot project supported by the European Social Fund (13 March...


Rights at a price

...and bring up their family. Too many other families are not that fortunate. Clare Simpson is parenting across Scotland (PAS) Manager This article first appeared in Issue 191 (April - May 2019) of Children in Scotland Magazine Share this ...


Building a generation of equal citizens

...period between childhood and adulthood. Whether through the work of the employability and parenting ‘task groups’, or the commissioned research which is making up for a lack of evidence about lived experience of learning disability,...


Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2018 – presentations

...on quality, access and involvement – Children in Scotland, One Parent Families Scotland and parenting across Scotland The Learning Guide – Winter 2018-Spring 2019 Browse our range of training and events Click here to...


Call 4: To end abuse and neglect, live what we know: it’s everyone’s job to make sure children are alright

...in poverty are more likely to come into care than their affluent peers. Poverty undermines parenting and exacerbates the factors like substance misuse that are associated with maltreatment. But we tend to blame individuals for their drug...


Call 9: Ensure Scotland's next generation can lead active, healthy lives

...cost to get results, whether that is about safe routes to school, school meals, places to play, parenting support, or childcare. Strengthen the links between health and ‘social wellbeing’ An active child is more likely to be a...


Call 21: Invest in relationship-based whole-family support

...and assistance.” Right now, far too many families cannot meet their basic needs. Every day, parenting across Scotland’s partner organisations see families who are struggling to pay their bills, who are resorting to food banks to feed...


25 Calls

...of poverty Watch our campaign video Our call-makers include: Sustrans Scotland parenting across Scotland Poverty Alliance respectme Community Justice Scotland Independent Care Review in Scotland Common Weal Scottish...


Voices Forum

...next forum will be on the subject of children's access to hobbies, jointly organised with parenting Across Scotland, and will take place online on Wednesday 20 March 2024. If you wish to reserve a place, please contact Parisa Shirazi...


Is the future 50:50?

... Is the future 50:50? With a new Cross-Party Group on Shared parenting launched this year, and the government’s consultation on family law due soon, Ian Maxwell puts the case for change and suggests how it could benefit Scottish...

Comment Magazine Parents

The times, they are a-changing

...to 600 hours a year for each child. Nurtured In 1993 the body of research relating parenting approaches to outcomes for children was much less extensive. Their importance has now been highlighted in government policy with...


Our supporters

...for children in Scotland. Our national services and partner organisations  – Enquire, Resolve, parenting across Scotland and National parenting Forum Scotland – all have separate funding arrangements in place. CYPFEIF & ALEC...



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Understanding the key issues parents in Scotland face today

...parents in Scotland face today 23 May 2024 To understand the key issues parents and those in a parenting roles face today, parenting across Scotland worked with social research agency, The Lines Between, to examine research involving over 4000...


Increasing access to hobbies for children and young people

...to hobbies for children and young people 7 Feb 2024 Before embarking on her new role as CEO of parenting across Scotland, Children in Scotland’s former Head of Policy, Projects and Participation, Amy Woodhouse, visited Finland and Iceland...


‘Transfer of power’ vital in securing positive outcomes for care experienced young people, report finds

...with care experience should become the norm Lessons should be learned about the way corporate parenting boards operate. Young people with care experience must be actively involved with a clear role The voices of young people with care...

care care experienced home and belonging homelessness Participation rights

How can we deliver places we can be proud of for our future generations?

...places we moved through in those years feature as heavily as our parental figures. Just as with parenting, for good or Ill, these places also impacted on the daily and cumulative choices we made. They shaped who we are today. We can now see that...


Two sides to the story of Covid’s impact on fathers

...the future 50:50? A Children in Scotland magazine article from the Cross-Party Group on Shared parenting launch Click here to read Exploring Parents' Information Support Needs A research project exploring the...


New film shares learning from early years family support partnership project

...skills, confidence and knowledge. Children in Scotland’s project saw the charity working with parenting across Scotland and the University of Stirling for a year from April 2019 to emulate and test out the OK Kindergarten approach here. The...

Early years early years policy family family centres family support Midlothian Nordic Norway open kindergartens parenting across Scotland University of Stirling young children

Equal Protection Act comes into force: "Years of collective effort have finally paid off"

...the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland, Children 1st, Barnardo's Scotland, parenting across Scotland, NSPCC and Together (Scottish Alliance for Children’s Rights), based on evidence that physical punishment is harmful,...


25 and Up: The ‘old normal’ meant acceptance of injustice for too many families. We can’t go back to it

...Please don’t let the new normal be the same as the old normal. Clare Simpson is Manager of parenting across Scotland Share this About the author Clare Simpson is Manager of parenting...

25 and Up 25 calls Care Review Families family support Inequality parenting across Scotland Poverty the Promise UNCRC

Scotland's public health time bomb is ticking

...or IQ in predicting adults’ physical health, wealth, life satisfaction, addiction, crime and parenting of the next generation.” Lessons to be learned Dunedin helps to show that poor mental and physical health, inadequate attainment at...


Proportion of Children in Scotland staff to be furloughed for three-week period

...or call 07955 788967 for individual referrals or any other queries parenting across Scotland The team is continuing to provide information and advice to parents and carers via their website and have developed a...

Covid-19 furlough third sector

25 Calls response: Finding hope during a crisis

...parent and child sessions, play sessions, peer support groups, confidence building workshops and parenting programmes. Having to adapt to the current situation with very limiting restrictions in place has meant looking at new and innovative ways...


Changes to our learning programme announced

...which you can access through these link for a small fee: 26 March, 10.30am – Supporting parenting in the early years 27 March, 10.30am – Vicarious trauma, and self-care Please try them out, give us constructive feedback, and together...

Covid-19 events training webinars

Preparing for Coronavirus COVID-19. Updated 17/3/20

...partner organisations Staff in our partner organisations, parenting across Scotland and the National Parent Forum of Scotland, are also currently working from home. Please check their websites and social...


Is the child really at the centre of early learning and childcare?

...ACEs overplayed?’ In September Children in Scotland took part in a roundtable discussion with parenting across Scotland and One Parent Family Scotland, hosted by Scottish Government, on support for families in the early years. Click here to...


25 Calls response: In a time of cuts, job insecurity and social isolation, Scotland must step up to provide consistent, relationship-based support for families

...non-judgemental extra help. Home-Start often works with parents who haven’t had warm, consistent parenting themselves while others are just sideswiped by mental health problems or have become isolated and don’t have reliable, trustworthy...

25 calls

Relationships are the foundations for change

...jail for possessing 7,500 Valium tablets and four police assaults. Rehab, Narcotic Anonymous and a parenting Matters Dads' group literally saved William’s life. “I first went on the parenting Matters course to get a tick from the social work....


A modest proposal

...inadequate environments. Their work is supported by third sector organisations such as Home Start, parenting across Scotland, Children First, Play Scotland and Inspiring Scotland’s outdoor play initiatives. But all are hampered by a constant...


25 Calls response: In parental disputes, let’s support all family members – mums, dads and children

...family support In call 21 of Children in Scotland’s 25 Calls campaign, Clare Simpson from parenting across Scotland makes the case for families to be supported by the state in order to benefit children. At Families Need Fathers Scotland we...

25 calls

Equal Protection law would support Scotland’s ambitions to be a world leader in human rights

...meeting, where the committee heard from a range of experts. Speaking at the committee meeting, parenting Across Scotland Manager Clare Simpson explained why the organisation is supporting the Bill: “The vast majority of parents want to do the...


25 Calls interview with Richard Wilkinson part 4: “When a child moves to secondary school, there is a drastic upping of stakes in social comparison”

...in the way I’ve described, but also because there is a sense in which part of the function of parenting is to pass on the experience of life, so if you as a parent have experienced a lot of adversity and felt you had to fight for what you can...

bullying equality Inequality parenting Parents School

‘Change the language of poverty for young people’ is #1 call in Children in Scotland’s 25th anniversary campaign

...in Scotland, YouthLink Scotland) Invest in relationship-based whole-family support, not more parenting programmes (parenting across Scotland) Build wellbeing into the design of our learning spaces to show young people they are truly valued...


2018 preview: culture, kindergartens and coming of age

...countries. The project is a partnership with the Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection and parenting Across Scotland. Read more about the project here. Silver service 2018 is an important anniversary year for us, and a time to think about...



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Shilla Shomai

...children’s rights. Her research, entitled ‘A Comparative Study of Care-experienced parenting in Scotland and England: The Interplay of Solidarity, Attachment, and Social Capital’ examines the parenting experiences of care...

shomai


AC24 - Exhibition Hall

...over 800 people since 2020 with this approach. email | facebook | instagram | X Mellow parenting's vision is for every child, wherever they are in the world, to be part of a safe and nurturing family. Mellow parenting has made it our...


Our history

...rights, were launched, while the charity was strengthened through formal partnerships with parenting across Scotland and the National parenting Forum Scotland.  Opportunities were strengthened for members to exert an influence at all...


Our offer to you during a critical time

...our Communications Manager, Chris Small: csmall@childreninscotland.org.uk Our partners parenting across Scotland The team is continuing to provide information and advice to parents and carers via their website and have developed a...


Podcast

...a new model of family support in the early years' Colleagues from Children in Scotland, parenting across Scotland and Midlothian Sure Start discuss Open Kindergarten, a pilot project supported by the European Social Fund (13 March...


Children in Scotland's Annual Conference 2018 – presentations

...on quality, access and involvement – Children in Scotland, One Parent Families Scotland and parenting across Scotland The Learning Guide – Winter 2018-Spring 2019 Browse our range of training and events Click here to...


25 Calls

...of poverty Watch our campaign video Our call-makers include: Sustrans Scotland parenting across Scotland Poverty Alliance respectme Community Justice Scotland Independent Care Review in Scotland Common Weal Scottish...


The times, they are a-changing

...to 600 hours a year for each child. Nurtured In 1993 the body of research relating parenting approaches to outcomes for children was much less extensive. Their importance has now been highlighted in government policy with...


Our supporters

...for children in Scotland. Our national services and partner organisations  – Enquire, Resolve, parenting across Scotland and National parenting Forum Scotland – all have separate funding arrangements in place. CYPFEIF & ALEC...



No results found.


No results found.


Funding perinatal mental health services
post

...support parents, carers, infants and families through the provision of counselling, peer support, parenting support and training. More than 7,000 individuals have been supported by the Fund, through charities including Dads Rock, Starcatchers,...

babies family support funding health and wellbeing Mental Health Parents Scottish Government

Bridging Payment to be doubled
post

...Close the Gap, Engender, Home-Start in Scotland, One Parent Families Scotland, Oxfam Scotland, parenting across Scotland, Poverty Alliance, Save the Children and the Trussell Trust. Related content Scottish Child Payment to be increased...

child poverty cost of living Families Scottish Child Payment Scottish Government

Baby Box refreshed for fifth anniversary
post

...1 July, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond Early years health and wellbeing parenting Scotland’s Baby Box has been updated to include new clothing designs and a baby toothbrush to support early oral health as it...

Early years health and wellbeing parenting

Demands for Holyrood to tackle cost of living crisis
post

...life, in our communities, in Holyrood and in Westminster.” Find out more Clare Simpson from parenting Across Scotland (PaS) calls for renewed political will in tackling poverty in the latest issue of Insight. Members can access Insight via...

child poverty Inequality Poverty

Report highlights success of family support programme
post

...24 May, 2022 by Jennifer Drummond. Image provided by Scottish Government. Health parenting The Family Nurse Partnership programme has been recognised by the Scottish Government for its success in helping more than 10,000 young...

Health parenting

Listening to young people with separated parents
post

...by Jennifer Drummond children and young people family family support parenting separation Ian Maxwell (pictured) highlights the findings of new research into the reflections of young people who...

children and young people family family support parenting separation

Member directory: full
post

...and therapeutic family connections are key to all our work. We provide mediation, intensive parenting support, co parenting education groups and workshops, child contact, child contact and therapeutic life story support...


Member directory: N-S
post

...| pamis.org.uk Parent Network Scotland Support network for parents | parentnetworkscotland.com parenting across Scotland parenting across Scotland is a network of charities which offers support to children and families in Scotland. We work...


Member directory: G-M
post

...parents to make connections with peers, build their social networks, normalise the challenges of parenting and receive practical help | www.homestartcaithness.org.uk Home-Start Clackmannanshire Support for families with young children facing...


Member directory: A-F
post

...and therapeutic family connections are key to all our work. We provide mediation, intensive parenting support, co parenting education groups and workshops, child contact, child contact and therapeutic life story support...


Rights at a price
post

...and bring up their family. Too many other families are not that fortunate. Clare Simpson is parenting across Scotland (PAS) Manager This article first appeared in Issue 191 (April - May 2019) of Children in Scotland Magazine Share this ...


Building a generation of equal citizens
post

...period between childhood and adulthood. Whether through the work of the employability and parenting ‘task groups’, or the commissioned research which is making up for a lack of evidence about lived experience of learning disability,...


Call 4: To end abuse and neglect, live what we know: it’s everyone’s job to make sure children are alright
post

...in poverty are more likely to come into care than their affluent peers. Poverty undermines parenting and exacerbates the factors like substance misuse that are associated with maltreatment. But we tend to blame individuals for their drug...


Call 9: Ensure Scotland's next generation can lead active, healthy lives
post

...cost to get results, whether that is about safe routes to school, school meals, places to play, parenting support, or childcare. Strengthen the links between health and ‘social wellbeing’ An active child is more likely to be a...


Call 21: Invest in relationship-based whole-family support
post

...and assistance.” Right now, far too many families cannot meet their basic needs. Every day, parenting across Scotland’s partner organisations see families who are struggling to pay their bills, who are resorting to food banks to feed...


Voices Forum
post

...next forum will be on the subject of children's access to hobbies, jointly organised with parenting Across Scotland, and will take place online on Wednesday 20 March 2024. If you wish to reserve a place, please contact Parisa Shirazi...


Is the future 50:50?
post

... Is the future 50:50? With a new Cross-Party Group on Shared parenting launched this year, and the government’s consultation on family law due soon, Ian Maxwell puts the case for change and suggests how it could benefit Scottish...

Comment Magazine Parents