Sure Start in West Lothian -

Sure Start in West Lothian provides a range of services for children under 5 and their parents.

Parenting Across Scotland -

Parenting across Scotland is a partnership of charities which offers support to children and families in Scotland.
Downloadable document: Scotland - Best Place in the World to Bring Up Children?

Parent Network -

Providers of courses specifically tailored for today's parents.

Parenting UK -

Parenting UK is a national membership organisation for those working with parents. Our strength has always been our members at grass roots level communicating and sharing ideas, concerns and passions. We are now part of Family Lives.

Barnardos -

Barnardos run over 30 projects which aim to provide good experiences for children by helping parents build on their skills and strengths and to enjoy being a parent. The work includes parenting groups and one-to-one work with parents through a network of family centres, and community-based parenting programmes.

BBC  -

This site offers advice, not just on parenting, but also preparing for parenthood throughout the pregnancy.

Scottish Childcare -

Providing free, impartial information on childcare and pre-school education services throughout Scotland.

Family Caring Trust -

A charity founded in 1986 to support and empower parents by practical, skill based resources to improve family relationships. For over a decade, these resources have been popular parenting materials in Britain and Ireland - almost a third of a million parents have experienced at least one of the courses.

Parentline Scotland -

Parentline Scotland is the national helpline and email service for any adult concerned about a child, for any problem - big or small. We listen, support and offer information and advice. We also offer specialist support to kinship carers.


Keep Time For Children -

Keep Time For Children exists to promote the importance of family time at weekends particularly for families with school age children. The website provides information and resources for parents on spending time with their children.


Ready Steady Baby -

A guide to pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.


Open2Net - Family and Child Development - is the online learning facility operated jointly by the BBC and the Open University

Child Development Institute -

Comprehensive information available from this website.

Signpost -

A voluntary organisation which offers information and support to young people with additional support needs and their families in West Lothian.

Hands On Scotland -

Practical information, tools and activities to respond helpfully to troubling behaviour and to help children and young people to flourish.


Family Mediation -

Family mediation supports parents and children through family change and disruption, particularly where this has occurred as a result of separation, divorce or family restructuring. Reaching agreement through mediation can avoid lengthy negotiation through solicitors or disputes in the courts.

Maternal and Early Years -

Aimed at everyone working in the early years workforce. It covers a wide range of information and settings within the early years topic and provides information that is relevant to practitioners at many levels.

With Scotland -

Our name has changed but our work continues as before! Our new website aspires to be a one-stop-shop for information and resources which support you to connect and exchange knowledge and information to help protect Scotland's children. We are a national resource for the benefit of everyone in Scotland involved in protecting children. The Multi-Agency Resource Service (MARS) and the Scottish Child Care and Protection Network (SCCPN) have joined forces and are developing stronger connections between child, adult and public protection.

Children In Scotland -

Children in Scotland is the national agency for voluntary, statutory and professional organisations and individuals working with children and their families in Scotland.
Related document: Policy Briefing - Scotlandís National Parenting Strategy and Fathers (Dec.2012)




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