Children’s Minister Clare Haughey is encouraging more people to consider fostering. Currently, around 500 additional foster families are required to provide stable and nurturing homes for children who cannot be looked after at home. Ms Haughey said: “Fostering is an amazing experience. I know this because I grew up inRead More →

Today is National Numeracy Day, a yearly event aimed at improving numeracy and maths skills, both for adults and children. We have gathered together some fun activities to do with your kids, to help make maths and numbers less intimidating. Cooking or baking Cooking or baking together is a greatRead More →

More than £3.25 million has been issued in disability payments to children and young people since Child Disability Payment launched, the Scottish Government has announced. It is estimated that as of 31 March 2022 a total of 3,050 children and young people were in receipt of the payment. The totalRead More →

This week – 9 – 15 May – is Mental Health Awareness Week. With the pandemic, turbulent world events and cost of living pressures, it’s more important than ever that we are proactive in taking care of our mental health. We have pulled together some tips and advice to helpRead More →

Best Start Foods eligibility to widen Plans to remove all income thresholds from Best Start Foods by 2023-24 have been announced as part of the second Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan, ‘Best Start, Bright Futures’. This will increase eligibility to all people in receipt of a qualifying benefit. As aRead More →

2 – 8 May 2022 marks the sixth Maternal Mental Health Week in the UK. Welcoming a child into the world is an emotional time but in Scotland, for nearly 19,000 expectant mothers a year, pregnancy and birth can bring the added challenge of mental illness. What is maternal mentalRead More →

Plans have been announced to automatically pay the Best Start Grant Early Learning and School Age Payments to parents and carers who already receive Scottish Child Payment when their children become eligible. The change will be introduced later this year when Scottish Child Payment is extended to under-16s and increasedRead More →

Our kids’ generation is probably the most eco-aware we have known – even our very young kids are quickly becoming educated and aware of how important it is to protect the planet. Earth Day is a chance to bring the family together to make a positive contribution and, of course,Read More →

Allergy Awareness Week runs from 20th – 25th April and this year’s topic is childhood food allergy and focuses on the weaning journey for parents of babies with food allergies. Weaning your baby is such an exciting and much-anticipated milestone in your little one’s early life and yet at theRead More →