Parenting resources report
Date: 18th February 2014
Category: Policies & procedures
Author: CHILDREN 1ST
CHILDREN 1ST has published a report mapping current parenting information resources, including an online resource list with links.
In the National Parenting Strategy, the Scottish Government committed to assessing information and advice provided to parents in Scotland to ensure that information and advice is comprehensive, consistent and appropriate; it meets the needs of families throughout their child's lives; and it is accessible to a diverse range of parents and carers.
CHILDREN 1ST was commissioned to undertake a mapping exercise of current information resources as a first step to meeting this commitment. The research found:
- a wealth of parenting information provided by a wide range of organisations, on a broad range of issues
- much of this information is targeted universally, with a smaller amount specifically targeted at particular "groups" of parents and carers
- a significant number of resources available about parenting young children, but little information about parenting teenagers
- it is not clear if some organisations make their resources available in alternative formats and languages
- resources mapped were largely up to date
- a reliance on online resources
- a number of instances of duplication about certain parenting issues.