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Useful Links

A selection of links that you may find helpful.

Child Development Institute

Child Development Institute provides comprehensive information.

Children in Scotland

Children In Scotland the 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.

Scottish Childcare

 Scottish Childcare provides free, impartial information on childcare and pre-school education services throughout Scotland.

Family Mediation Lothian

Family Mediation Lothian 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.

Hands on Scotland

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

Maternal and Early Years

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.

Parenting Across Scotland

Parenting Across Scotland is a partnership of charities which offers support to children and families in Scotland.

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.

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.

Ready Steady Nursery

Ready Steady Nursery is a guide to pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.


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


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