January 7, 2020

More than 2,847 baby boxes were delivered to expectant parents across Ayrshire and Arran in 2019, out of 45,558 in Scotland as a whole.

Across Scotland 96% of parents take up the opportunity of receiving a Baby Box, while the latest parent survey shows 100% satisfaction with the box and contents, which include a digital ear thermometer, clothes a...

November 12, 2019

Recommendations to improve support for care leavers at risk of homelessness have been welcomed by Housing Minister Kevin Stewart MSP.

A working group, co-ordinated by the A Way Home Scotland coalition, has produced eight recommendations to make support for care leavers simpler and more consistent across Scotland in the Youth Homelessness Preventi...

July 9, 2019

Children and young people across Scotland will benefit from £1.7 million of SNP Government funding to support health boards deliver new standards for weight management services.

The investment comes after NHS Health Scotland published standards services for under 18 year olds, to ensure quality and equal access to provision across the country.

The...

May 18, 2019

The first ever national guidance for professionals giving advice and support to young people on healthy relationships and consent has been published.

It means that whenever a young person seeks advice - whether from a teacher, a health professional or a youth worker – they should receive consistent, age-appropriate information.

The guidance covers...

May 16, 2019

Foster Care Fortnight is The Fostering Network's annual awareness campaign, which this year runs from 13 to 26 May. 

On Wednesday evening, Kenneth took the opportunity to speak in the debate at the Scottish Parliament to pay tribute to foster carers and to highlight the need for more carers to come forward. 

He also reminded the chamber that in Ma...

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