A group of 12 organisations from the CCPS children’s committee have been exploring ways to address the gap in evidence about ‘what works’ in family support services. Organisations developing and delivering family support services felt this would help them strengthen their work and make a better case for maintaining or increasing resources for these kinds of services in the context of the Scottish Government’s strategic aims, including attainment goals.
We have produced two research reports, the first from a series of interviews with families involved with a range of support services delivered by CCPS members; and the second, a scoping review of existing peer reviewed research, commissioned from the Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection at the University of Stirling. Both reports will be of interest to family support practitioners, service design planners, and commissioners, as they explore the range of different types of support and what appears to be working well. CCPS will be working with members to seek recognition from children’s services planners and the Scottish Government of the importance of engagement with families and a commitment to strengthening this.
You can read the reports here:
Please contact Nancy Fancott with any questions.