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Children and Young People Research Publications

Due to Scottish Government web publishing system changes in early 2012 this publication listing no longer generates automatically with more recent research reports. There will have been publications since which will be listed under the main SG "Publications" tab.

Date Publication Description
   
06/03/2018

Young People’s Participation in Decision Making in Scotland: Attitudes and Perceptions

This report presents findings from a survey of secondary school pupils in Scotland on perceptions of their ability to influence decisions that affect their lives.
06/03/2018

Young People’s Participation in Decision Making in Scotland: Attitudes and Perceptions - Research Findings

This research findings presents findings from a survey of secondary school pupils in Scotland on perceptions of their ability to influence decisions that affect their lives.
06/03/2018

Young People’s Participation in Out of School Activities - Research Findings

This research findings presents findings from an online survey of young people aged 8 to 26 on their participation in out-of-school activities
22/12/2017 The Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare: Evaluation Report 2017 This report a) explores the impact of the expansion of government funded ELC after the 2014 Act; b) provides learning to help the implementation of the further ELC expansion to 1140 hours per year by 2020; c) provides a baseline for monitoring and evaluating the extent to which the expansion to 1140 hours is achieving its aims, as it is rolled out up to 2020 and beyond.
22/12/2017 Changes in Early Learning and Childcare Use and Outcomes at Age 5: Comparing Two Growing Up in Scotland Cohorts This report uses Growing Up in Scotland data to assess a) how early learning and childcare (ELC) use and provision in Scotland changed between 2008/09 and 2014; b) whether there were any changes in 5 year olds’ developmental outcomes, and c) whether there was a relationship between ELC use and 5 year olds’ development.
18/12/2017

Scotland's Baby Box - parents' view on contents

Research gathering parents' views on Scotland's Baby Box and items provided to inform re-procurement of the Baby Box contents
17/11/2017 The Role of the Safeguarder in the Children’s Hearing System This research was commissioned by the Scottish Government in September 2016 to examine the role of the safeguarder in the children’s hearings system from the perspectives of six key stakeholder groups: safeguarders, sheriffs, panel members, reporters, social workers and solicitors who represent children and parents / carers.
17/11/2017 The Role of the Safeguarder in the Children’s Hearing System - Executive Summary This research was commissioned by the Scottish Government in September 2016 to examine the role of the safeguarder in the children’s hearings system from the perspectives of six key stakeholder groups: safeguarders, sheriffs, panel members, reporters, social workers and solicitors who represent children and parents / carers.
17/11/2017

Public Attitudes to Young People in Scotland

Findings from a survey of public attitudes to Young People.
3/11/2017

Mapping the Provision of On-Site Early Learning and Childcare in Further and Higher Education Estates and Large Public Sector Employers

This scoping study aims to better understand the extent and characteristics of ‘on-site’ ELC provision within Higher and Further Education estates and large public sector employers in Scotland.
1/11/2017

Growing Up in Scotland: Patterns of Maternal Employment and Barriers to Paid Work

This report uses data from the Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) longitudinal study to investigate the employment patterns of mothers during the first 5 years of their child’s life. The analysis draws on data relating to children in 2 birth cohorts: Birth Cohort 1 (BC1), children born in 2004/5 and Birth Cohort 2 (BC2), children born in 2010/11. Surveys were conducted when the children were aged 10 months, 3 years and 5 years, spanning the period 2005 – 2015.
05/10/2017

CYPIC Stakeholder Survey - Key Findings

Findings the 2017 CYPIC stakeholder survey seeking views on the Children and Young People Improvement Collaborative (CYPIC)
1/08/2017 Objectively Measured Physical Activity Levels of Scottish Children: Analysis from A Sub-Sample of 10-11 Year Olds in the Growing Up in Scotland Study

This report uses data from the Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) longitudinal study to explore the physical activity and sedentary levels in Scottish 10-11 year old children. Using two approaches, self-reported and objectively measured physical activity, the analysis examines differences in activity levels by gender and area deprivation.

19/06/2017

Baby Box Development Research

This was early research carried out by Kantar TNS, with parents last summer, ahead of the Baby Box pilots in Clackmannanshire and Orkney.
19/06/2017

Scotland’s Baby Box Pilot Research

Scottish Government commissioned Ipsos MORI to carry out qualitative research on the Baby Box pilot to inform the development and roll-out of the Baby Box scheme in Scotland.
7/03/2017

Drivers and Barriers to uptake of Early Learning and Childcare amongst 2 year olds

Drivers and barriers to uptake of Early Learning and Childcare amongst 2 year olds
03/06/2016 Language Development and Enjoyment of Reading: Impacts of Early Parent-child Activities in Two growing up in Scotland Cohorts Language development and enjoyment of reading: impacts of early parent-child activities in two Growing Up in Scotland cohorts

02/05/2012

Growing Up in Scotland Early Experiences of Primary School

This research report highlights the key findings from the Growing up in Scotland Early Experiences

31/08/2011 Social Research: Review of the Multi-Agency Resource Service (MARS) and the Scottish Child Care and Protection Network (SCCPN) The Scottish Government Children and Families Analytical Service Unit have conducted a review of both the MARS and the SCCPN with a view to informing future development and sustainability
06/06/2011 Growing Up in Scotland – 2011 Research Findings No.2/2011: Growing Up in Scotland: Changes in child cognitive ability in the pre-school years This Research Findings examines whether the gap in cognitive ability between children from different social backgrounds changes between ages 3 and 5 and which factors influence improvement in cognitive ability.
06/06/2011 Growing Up in Scotland - 2011: Research Findings No.1/2011: Growing Up in Scotland - Parental Service Use and Informal Networks in the Early Years This Research Findings summarises the Growing Up in Scotland report on Parental service use and informal networks in the early years
06/06/2011 Growing Up in Scotland - 2011: Research Findings No.3/2011: Growing Up in Scotland - Parenting and Children's Health This Research Findings summarises the Growing Up in Scotland report on Parenting and children's health.
06/06/2011 Growing Up in Scotland - 2011: Research Findings No.4/2011: Growing Up in Scotland - Change in Early Childhood and the Impact of Significant Events This Research Findings summarises the Growing Up in Scotland report on Change in early childhood and the impact of significant events.
06/06/2011 Growing up in Scotland: Change in early childhood and the impact of significant events Reports on children experiencing parental separation, moving house, parental job-loss and maternal health problems and how these events relate to factors that are known drivers of child outcomes.
06/06/2011 Growing up in Scotland: Changes in child cognitive ability in the pre-school years This report examines whether the gap in cognitive ability between children from different social backgrounds changes between ages 3 and 5 and which factors influence improvement in cognitive ability.
06/06/2011 Growing up in Scotland: Parental service use and informal networks in the early years Reports what services parents draw on and how patterns of service use vary between parents and over time; explanations for differences in service use; and the role of informal social support.
06/06/2011 Growing Up In Scotland: Parenting and Children's Health This publication reports which aspects of day-to-day parenting are important to children’s health and whether variations in parenting account for social inequalities in child health outcomes.
09/07/2010 Education and Lifelong Learning: Toradh Rannsachaidh Àir. 57/2010: Breithneachadh air Foghlam Tràth agus Cùram Cloinne Meadhan Gàidhlig Summary of Gaelic medium early Education & Childcare