Family Support Advisory Group


The Family Support Advisory Group, formerly the Family Delivery Support Group (FSDG), is made up of a range of partners from national and local government, the third sector and statutory services. 

The FSDG was established as a sub-group of the Coronavirus (COVID-19): Children and Families Collective Leadership Group to deliver the Holistic Family Support Vision and Blueprint for Change.

The FSDG developed a route map for delivering on the vision and National Principles of Holistic Whole Family Support to deliver the Vision.


The group carries out the following:

Governance and assurance

Members will be expected to contribute to governance and assurance of the programme of work, providing challenge, identifying risk, issues and connections, and agreeing reporting to the Leadership Group.

Supporting strategic connections

Members will be expected to contribute to strategic discussions, using their knowledge and experience of the wider landscape.

Leading co-ordination of specific workstreams/themes

Members will be asked to lead on driving forward/co-ordinating individual workstreams/themes and reporting these to the Delivery Group. 

To deliver these roles, members will be expected to represent the views of their organisation as well as the wider sector; to work collaboratively with other partners and sectors to deliver on a shared vision; and to be able to effect change, or have the appropriate connections, within their organisation and wider sector. 

Family Support Advisory Group

The Family Support Delivery Group has been renamed the Family Support Advisory Group to better reflect the function it carries out in advising us on the Whole Family Wellbeing Funding.



  • Co-chair: Deputy Director, Education and Children’s Services and Chief Social Work Officer, Perth and Kinross Council
  • Co-chair: Deputy Director, DCAF: Strategy, GIRFEC and The Promise
  • Social Work Scotland
  • Children in Scotland
  • Children’s Sector Strategic Forum – Third Sector Interfaces
  • Coalition of Care and Support Providers Scotland COSLA
  • Fraser McKinlay Consulting
  • Public Health Scotland
  • Social Innovation Partnerships
  • Scottish Women’s Aid
  • The Promise


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