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Supporting children, parents and families in Scotland
Families, in all their shapes and sizes, are the foundation of our society and our future. Parents and other family members mostly do a great job in bringing up children but it can be tough at times.
Parenting across Scotland is a partnership of charities which offers support to children and families in Scotland. We work together to focus on parenting issues and to help realise our vision:
A Scotland where all parents and families are valued and supported to give children the best possible start in life.
Parenting across Scotland provides support for parents and families through our information service and partners' helplines. We find out what matters to parents and families and what they need, and get this across to politicians. We also share research, policy and good practice with people who work with families.
You can find an evaluation of our work over the last 2 years here.
Our partners are made up of children's charities and organisations that support thousands of parents and families in Scotland. Parenting across Scotland's partners include:
- Children in Scotland
- Families Outside
- One Parent Families Scotland
- Relationships Scotland
- Scottish Adoption
- Scottish Commission for Learning Disability
- Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs
We acknowledge the support of the Scottish Government through a CYPFEIF and ALEC Fund Grant.
- End Child Poverty coalition in Scotland call on First Minister to provide additional help for families
- 3.6 million children under 16 are living in poverty
- Time for Parents
- Scottish families in debt as they try to keep up with school meal payments
- Next steps on the UNCRC (Incorporation) (Scotland) Bill
- Foodbanks struggling with increased demand
- One Parent Families Scotland call for a full review of the Child Maintenance System
- Nearly half of people referred to food banks are in debt to the government
- Almost half of parents find it harder to pay for essentials
- Will the new Online Safety Bill work for children?