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If you work with parents and carers, or in family policy, we've a wealth of information for you to browse through. Along with links to resources and useful organisations, we publish a wide range of articles and updates on initiatives and programmes, research and policy.

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Food, Families, Futures

A Children in Scotland project worked in partnership with local communities and schools to provide over 4,000 places for children, parents and carers over the summer holidays.


Childcare for two-year-olds

In this blog, Clare Simpson, PAS manager, looks at what two-year-olds need from early learning and childcare.

Blog post

Teenage boy and girl

Young people: Exploring the importance of relationships and attachment

Just as in the early years, young people need secure attachments and supportive relationships to flourish.

This Parenting across Scotland (PAS) and the Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR) seminar explored how these compassionate connections are crucial for the health, happiness and the well being of all young people.

Presentations on the day from: 

Naomi Eisenstadt, Senior Research Fellow at University of Oxford and Trustee at Save the Children.

John McAteer, Scottish collaboration for public health research and policy (SCPHRP)

Michael Shanks, Includem

View all the presentations on our YouTube channel


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