Claire Lightowler

Children, food and care

Insight 22

Insight 22 - Children, food and care

This Iriss Insight reviews the evidence about how food practices affect children in different care settings, drawing heavily from the experience of children in foster and residential care. However, many of the issues explored here have similarities to the experience of adults supported by social services and carers, so the Insight may also be of interest beyond those working with children.

Understanding and measuring outcomes

The role of qualitative data

Understanding and measuring outcomes
This guide has been developed to support the collection and use of personal outcomes data. Personal outcomes data refers to information gathered from people supported by health and social services and their unpaid carers about what's important to them in their lives and the ways in which they would like to be supported.

The Dads' Group

This is Where it Starts

This is Where it Starts

This case study is part of This is Where it Starts, a collection of eight case studies on work with children and parents in early years. Case study five.

Background

The Douglas Family Support Centre in Dundee provides a variety of services to children and their families. These services may include assessment, contact, developmental and educational work, and work with parents to support them in their parenting role.

Change is a Must (CIAM)

This is where it starts

Change is a must
Change Is a Must (CIAM) was developed in response to the local and national focus on early years, early intervention, and the increase in numbers of children on the Child Protection Register who are affected by parental substance misuse. CIAM reflects priority areas within Perth and Kinross Single Outcome Agreement, as well as national policy.

Castlemilk Family Learning Centre

This is where it starts

This is where it starts
Castlemilk Family Learning Centre provides care and education to children from birth to five years old (pre-school) and has capacity for 74 full time places. It is open 52 weeks a year.

Midlothian Sure Start

This is where it starts

This is where it starts
Midlothian Sure Start, a third sector organisation which aims to give young children (from pre-birth to 11 years) the best possible start. A range of services are provided through six centres and on an outreach basis within the semi-rural community. Project users including families with young children are provided with holistic support.

Corsehill Nursery

This is where it starts

This is where it starts
Corsehill Nursery, part of Corsehill Primary School in Kilwinning. The school already provided a nursery for children from three to five years old. In 2007 North Ayrshire Council used funding from Scottish Government to pilot a project within the school to provide care for vulnerable children under three.

Aberlour Bridges

This is where it starts

This is where it starts
Aberlour Bridges is an early intervention model aiming to break cycles of poverty and deprivation and tackle the long-term cost implications of under-achievement. The overall aim of the service is to develop and deliver interventions with parents, carers and children in order to improve children's educational, health and wellbeing outcomes

This is where it starts

Eight case studies of work with children and parents in the early years

Young child playing in ball pit
Learning from eight case studies of work with children and parents in the early years (pre-birth to eight years old).