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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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Independent Care Review

Parenting across Scotland welcomes today's publication of the Independent Care Review and pledges its support to deliver on its vision.

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Scottish Child Payment

Applications for the new Scottish Child Payment will be taken in advance of its launch to help with expected high demand.

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Supporting families seminar

Supporting Families: a rights-based approach

Many families in Scotland are struggling because of austerity. Finances, housing and health are all under pressure. The UNCRC states that the family is the most appropriate place for children and that parents hold rights on behalf of their children, and that the state has a duty to support parents in delivering these rights. Home-Start Scotland and Parenting across Scotland have come together to explore how the incorporation of the UNCRC into Scots law can support families to exercise these rights on behalf of their children.

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