The Scottish Government would welcome the views of early years workers as it develops the National Parenting Strategy.
The strategy will be wide ranging, focusing on parents of children of all ages, as well as parents-to-be and is aimed at all parents and carers. The strategy aims to make a practical difference to parents, helping them to be and do the best they can for their children.
The Scottish Government wants to ensure that parents get the help they need, when they need it, and that services are delivered in an integrated way, by a well trained and well supported workforce. It will be built on the views of parents, and these are currently being gathered through a series of discussion groups taking place across Scotland. The views of practitioners – particularly those who provide services to children and families – are also being sought.
There will be an opportunity for detailed comment through the forthcoming formal consultation on the Children’s Bill, but if you are interested in being part of the early years network contribution, please contact Laura Hunter by Monday 26 March 2012.