1. Ending HIV transmission in Scotland by 2030

    The HIV transmission elimination proposal has been developed by Dr Rak Nandwani and an expert group made up of clinicians, academia and third sector partners. The proposal contains 22 recommendations to ensure progress is made to our target of eliminating zero transmissions in Scotland by 2030.

  2. Scotland, the best place to grow up – making it real through rights: easy read

    Child-friendly version of the report setting out progress made in children's rights in Scotland since 2016.

  3. Embedding children's rights: position statement

    The report sets out the progress made in relation to children's rights in Scotland since 2016.

  4. Restricting alcohol advertising and promotion: consultation - easy read

    This consultation seeks views on potential restrictions to alcohol advertising and promotion in Scotland.

  5. Restricting alcohol advertising and promotion: consultation

    This consultation seeks views on potential restrictions to alcohol advertising and promotion in Scotland.

  6. Care in the Digital Age: delivery plan 2022 to 2023

    The national delivery plan describes activities supporting Health Boards, HSCPs, local authorities, primary care, social care, social work, and care providers to offer new or improved services, whether through improved systems and infrastructure, or access to digital services.

  7. The Scottish Health Survey 2021: summary report

    Key findings from the Scottish Health Survey 2021 report.

  8. Child's Interview Right's Practitioner regulations: data protection impact assessment

    Data protection impact assessment (DPIA) relating to the Child's Interview Right's Practitioner (ChIRPs) and the age of criminal responsibility.

  9. Child's Interview Right's Practitioner regulations: island communities impact assessment

    Island Communities impact assessment (ICIA) relating to the Child's Interview Right's Practitioner (ChIRPs) and the age of criminal responsibility.

  10. Best Start - strategic early learning and school age childcare plan 2022 to 2026: island communities impact assessment screening

    Island communities impact assessment (ICIA) for the development and publication of Best Start: Strategic early learning and school age childcare plan for Scotland 2022-26. The screening exercise concludes that full ICIA is not required for this publication.

  11. Best Start - strategic early learning and school age childcare plan 2022 to 2026: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment screening

    This child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) screening sheet has been completed for the development and publication of Best Start: Strategic early learning and school age childcare plan for Scotland, 2022-26. The screening exercise concludes that full CRWIA is not required for this publication.

  12. Creating Hope Together - suicide prevention strategy and action plan: island communities impact assessment

    Island communities impact assessment (ICIA) for Scotland's suicide prevention strategy and action plan.

  13. Creating Hope Together - suicide prevention strategy 2022 to 2032: easy read

    Easy read version of Scotland's Suicide Prevention Strategy - Creating Hope Together - 2022 to 2025.

  14. Creating Hope Together: suicide prevention strategy 2022 to 2032

    Scotland's Suicide Prevention Strategy covering the period from 2022 to 2032.

  15. National Islands Plan: implementation route map 2022

    Details how we will deliver our priorities over the lifetime of the National Islands Plan. It identifies the methods to monitor progress towards fulfilling the many commitments in the Plan and sets out timescales for delivery of our work.

  16. Mother and Baby Unit Family Fund: terms and conditions

    The Mother and Baby Unit Family Fund (MBUFF) is designed to help partners/ fathers/ main carers, in addition to existing children up to school leaving age (16) offset the cost of traveling to and from a regional Mother and Baby Unit.

  17. Options to increase mother and baby unit capacity: consultation analysis

    An analysis of the responses to the consultation on options to increase the capacity to provide treatment at mother and baby units in Scotland. Mother and baby units provide inpatient care for women and their infants experiencing severe perinatal mental health difficulties.

  18. Primary care services - mental health and wellbeing: resources

    Resource developed to support staff working as part of a multi-disciplinary team in mental health and wellbeing in primary care service. It provides a directory of additional sources of help and support to help all staff.

  19. Women's Health Plan: implementation plan - year one

    This plan will assist the Women's Health Plan Implementation Programme Board to monitor progress with a particular focus on deliverables for year one, which are due to be achieved by September 2022.

  20. Improving outcomes for children, young people and families: review of Children’s Services Plans and strategic engagement activity

    Summary review of children’s services plans for 2020 to 2023, in line with the Children and Young Peoples (Scotland) Act 2014, statutory guidance part 3. Highlighting key strengths, areas for development and details from strategic engagement with local children’s services planning strategic leads.

  21. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Children and Families Collective Leadership Group - holistic family support: vision and blueprint for change

    Group vision and blueprint for change for holistic whole family support in Scotland.

  22. Holiday, childcare and food programme - summer 2022: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Child rights and wellbeing impact assessment for summer 2022 holiday, childcare and food provision.

  23. Holiday, childcare and food programme - summer 2022: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment for summer 2022 holiday, childcare and food provision.

  24. Improving our understanding of child poverty in rural and island Scotland: research

    Building on the "Poverty in rural Scotland: evidence review" (December 2021), SRUC were commissioned to undertake the research project, “Improving our understanding of child poverty in rural and island Scotland”.

  25. Tackling child poverty delivery plan: fourth year progress report 2021 to 2022

    The fourth annual progress report for 'Every child, every chance: tackling child poverty delivery plan 2018-2022'.

  26. Mental health and wellbeing strategy: consultation - easy read

    We want to hear your views on what a new mental health and wellbeing strategy for Scotland should look like. We have asked a series of questions, and your answers to these will help us write the final strategy.

  27. Mental health and wellbeing strategy: consultation

    We want to hear your views on what a new mental health and wellbeing strategy for Scotland should look like. We have asked a series of questions, and your answers to these will help us write the final strategy.

  28. Universal Health Visiting Pathway evaluation: phase 1 report - routine data analysis - baseline outcomes

    The Universal Health Visiting Pathway was introduced in Scotland in 2015 to refocus the approach to health visiting. This is the third report of four that provides findings of the national evaluation of Health Visiting. It focuses on baseline outcomes prior to the introduction of the pathway.

  29. Universal Health Visiting Pathway evaluation: phase 1 report - routine data analysis - implementation and delivery

    The Universal Health Visiting Pathway was introduced in Scotland in 2015 to refocus the approach to health visiting in Scotland. This is the final report of four that provides findings about the implementation and delivery of the pathway as part of the national evaluation of Health Visiting.

  30. National Care Service - children's social services: overview

    Overview of social services provided to children and families in Scotland. It forms one of a collection of contextual papers about social care and related areas in Scotland, linking to the National Care Service consultation.

  31. Equally Safe - short life delivery plan: summer 2022 to autumn 2023

    A refresh of the Equally Safe Delivery Plan outlining the joint commitment of the Scottish Government and COSLA to preventing and eradicating all forms of violence against women and girls and tackling the underpinning attitudes that perpetuate it.

  32. Safer sleep for babies: guide for professionals

    New Scottish Government and NHS Safer Sleep for Babies resources developed in partnership with the Lullaby Trust, UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative and BASIS the Baby Sleep Information Source based at Durham University.

  33. Safer sleep for babies: guide for parents and carers

    New Scottish Government and NHS Safer Sleep for Babies resources developed in partnership with the Lullaby Trust, UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative and BASIS the Baby Sleep Information Source based at Durham University.

  34. Safer sleep for babies: quick reference card

    New Scottish Government and NHS Safer Sleep for Babies resources developed in partnership with the Lullaby Trust, UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative and BASIS the Baby Sleep Information Source based at Durham University.

  35. Health and social care - data strategy: consultation - easy read

    We are gathering views on how data should be used and managed, across health and social care. These views will help shape the development of Scotland’s first data strategy for health and social care.

  36. Health and social care - data strategy: consultation

    We are gathering views on how data should be used and managed, across health and social care. These views will help shape the development of Scotland’s first data strategy for health and social care.

  37. Family Nurse Partnership: 10 year analysis

    To mark the first ten years of the Family Nurse Partnership in Scotland, we have undertaken a review of data from the programme over this time.

  38. Born into care in Scotland: circumstances, recurrence and pathways

    The report was commissioned as it is important to understand more about the circumstances in which removal of babies shortly after birth takes place in Scotland, and the work undertaken with parents to prevent separation where possible, and the children’s pathways and permanence outcomes.

  39. Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advisory Sub-Group on Education and Children's Issues - children, schools, early learning and childcare settings - evidence summary

    Summary report of the evidence on children, schools, early learning and childcare settings and transmission from COVID-19.

  40. Improving Moray maternity services

    Return to consultant-led obstetric unit.

  41. Keeping the Promise implementation plan

    The Promise implementation plan sets out our actions and commitments to Keep the Promise for care experienced children, young people and their families. It contributes to our ambition for every child in Scotland to grow up loved, safe and respected so that they realise their full potential.

  42. Community equipment and housing adaptations: draft guidance

    New draft guidance providing guidance to health boards, local authorities and their partners on the provision of equipment and home adaptations to aid daily living.

  43. Community equipment and housing adaptations: draft guidance - executive summary

    Executive summary of new guidance relating to the provision of community equipment and housing adaptations to aid daily living for health boards, local authorities and their partners.

  44. Coronavirus (COVID-19) supporting Gypsy/Travellers: framework for local authorities

    This framework, created jointly with COSLA, is for local authorities and partners supporting Gypsy/Traveller communities whilst Scotland transitions to living with COVID-19. This framework replaces all previous versions.

  45. National guidance for child protection in Scotland 2021

    This guidance describes the responsibilities and expectations for all involved in protecting children and will support the care and protection of children.

  46. Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions on children and young people: children's rights and wellbeing assessment

    Children's rights and wellbeing assessment (CRWIA) providing an update on the evidence of the impact of COVID-19 restrictions and the wider pandemic on babies, children and young people.

  47. COVID vaccine for 12-15 year olds

    Bringing forward second dose for young people.

  48. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infant Feeding Service: guidance

    This guidance is for all NHS staff working in maternity, community and Health and Social Care Partnerships during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  49. Child health hearing services under review

    Steps taken and Board escalated to improve paediatric audiology services.

  50. Funding to address childhood obesity

    Projects awarded share of £759,000.

  51. Moray Maternity Services Review: report

    Report of the independent review into maternity services for the women and families of Moray, commissioned by Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Jeane Freeman in March 2021.

  52. Coronavirus (COVID-19) domestic vaccine certification: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) considering the ways which the domestic Covid vaccine certification scheme may engage the rights of children and young people protected under the United Nation's Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  53. Assessment of wellbeing - draft statutory guidance: consultation

    This consultation paper is for the public consultation on draft statutory guidance on assessment of wellbeing, as required in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

  54. Eyes.Scot website: equality impact assessment

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for the Eyes.Scot website, Scotland's new national website for eye care and eye health information.

  55. Coronavirus (COVID-19) delivering maternity and neonatal services through the pandemic: beyond Level Zero - guidance

    Guidance for NHS Boards for the management of maternity and neonatal services in Scotland in their continued response to COVID-19 and to aid health boards with local service planning.

  56. Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021: draft CRWIA

    Draft child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) for the Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 Amendment Regulations 2021.

  57. Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021: draft FSD

    Draft Fairer Scotland Assessment (FSD) for the Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021.

  58. Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021: ICIA

    Island Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA) for the Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 Regulations 2021.

  59. Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021: draft BRIA

    Draft business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) for the Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021.

  60. Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021: draft EQIA

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for the Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations.

  61. World class cancer care

    Five-year strategy for children and young people in Scotland.

  62. Maternity and neonatal (perinatal) adverse event review process: guidance

    Operational guidance to support health boards boards undertaking perinatal adverse event reviews incorporating the additional reporting required of maternity services.

  63. The Best Start - caesarean section rates: review report

    This report provides information about the rising caesarean section rate in Scotland and explores the factors contributing to this by exploring the published data and evidence within Scotland, across the UK and wider where applicable.

  64. National guidance for child protection committees undertaking learning reviews

    Guidance to support child protection committees to reflect, learn and improve child protection systems and practice when a child or young person dies, is significantly harmed, or was at risk of death or significant harm or where effective practice has prevented harm or risk of harm.

  65. National guidance for child protection 2021: consultation report

    This report shows the results of the public consultation on the revised national guidance for child protection in Scotland, and our response to the results.

  66. "Someone to talk to and Someone to listen" - Supporting young pregnant women and young parents in school

    Every pregnant young woman and young parent should be supported to stay in school. This guidance aims to set out why it is important to provide support, how that support could be provided, and what needs to be taken into account when reaching decisions with the young person.

  67. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Family Nurse Partnership insights: evaluation report

    Report commissioned to explore the experiences of the family nurses and clients in Scotland during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes initial findings on service delivery, mode of delivery, dosage, materials and resources.

  68. Women's Health Plan

    Tackling inequalities and improving health.

  69. Women's health plan: easy read

    Easy read version of the women’s health plan.

  70. Women's health plan

    The Women’s Health Plan underpins actions to improve women’s health inequalities by raising awareness around women’s health, improving access to health care and reducing inequalities in health outcomes for girls and women, both for sex-specific conditions and in women’s general health.

  71. Summer offer for children and young people - 'Get Into Summer' programme: CRWIA stage 3

    This child rights and wellbeing impact assessment concerns the £20 million summer offer for children and young people, one of the Scottish Government's 100 Days commitments.

  72. Summer offer for children and young people - 'Get Into Summer' programme: CRWIA stage 1

    This child rights and wellbeing impact assessment concerns the £20 million summer offer for children and young people, one of the Scottish Government's 100 Days commitments.

  73. Backing for Baby Box

    Parents praise scheme on its fourth anniversary.

  74. Baby Box: evaluation

    Evaluation conducted by Ipsos MORI to assess the impact of the Baby Box scheme in Scotland on its short- and medium-term outcomes.

  75. Baby Box: evaluation - research findings

    Research findings from evaluation conducted by Ipsos MORI to assess the impact of the Baby Box scheme in Scotland on its short- and medium-term outcomes.

  76. Breastfeeding peer support core principles for volunteering in Scotland: guidance

    This is a quality standard framework for health boards and third sector organisations to apply to their peer support services.

  77. Vaccinations for young people with certain conditions

    Children and young people aged 12-17 from key groups to be offered COVID-19 vaccine.

  78. Nutritional support for young children

    Scottish Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme launches.

  79. Young Patients Family Fund

    £5 million to help families be there for children in hospital.

  80. Early medical abortion at home - future arrangements: consultation analysis

    This consultation analysis report summarises and analyses the views expressed in response to the consultation on the future arrangements for early medical abortion at home.

  81. Abortion notifications and data - changing the process: consultation

    This consultation seeks views from abortion providers in Scotland and others with an interest on proposals to change the current process for notifying and providing data on abortions.

  82. Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2021: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    This Children's Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) was conducted in relation to the Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2021 which will replace the application of the 1996 Regulations and UK Nursery Milk Scheme in Scotland from 1 August 2021.

  83. Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2021: business and regulatory impact assessment

    The Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) was conducted in relation to the Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2021 where it will replace the UK Nursery Milk Scheme with the Scottish Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme for the purposes of childcare providers in Scotland only.

  84. Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2021: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    This Children's Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment (CRWIA) was conducted in relation to the Milk and Healthy Snack Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2021 which will replace the application of the 1996 Regulations and UK Nursery Milk Scheme in Scotland from 1 August 2021.

  85. Support for perinatal mental health

    Funding for charities to help families.

  86. Neonatal Expenses Fund: terms and conditions

    Information on the Neonatal Expenses fund that provides help for families with babies in neonatal care.

  87. Family Nurse Partnership evaluation: methods and process

    This paper presents the methods of using routinely collected health, education and social care data to evaluate the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) in Scotland using a natural experiment methodology.

  88. 45,000 Baby Boxes delivered in 2019

    Parents and new-borns across Scotland benefitting.

  89. Supporting over half a million families

    NHS Scotland births over the past decade.

  90. Mental health in schools

    Dedicated counselling service for pupils.

  91. Emergency Support Fund

    Financial help for families of children transferred for hospital treatment.

  92. Scottish Health Survey 2018 published

    Scotland’s Chief Statistician today released The Scottish Health Survey 2018, providing information on the health, and factors relating to health, of adults and children in Scotland.

  93. Paediatric continence e-learning resource: EQIA

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) of the Scottish Government's Paediatric Continence E-Learning Resource.

  94. Action on Royal Hospital for Children and Young People

    Further steps taken to ensure patient safety.

  95. Family Nurse Partnership in Scotland: revaluation report

    Findings from family nurses, the families they work with and wider stakeholders on how the Family Nurse Partnership programme works in practice in Scotland.

  96. Supporting young mums

    New report highlights the success of the Family Nurse Partnership.

  97. Becoming Breastfeeding Friendly Scotland: report

    Scotland's results and the key recommendations for the continued protection, promotion and support for breastfeeding.

  98. Neonatal Expenses Fund: in-year evaluation

    An in-year ‘temperature check’ of the first four months of the Neonatal Expenses fund, allowing Ministers and Boards to see how well the early stages of the scheme is functioning and to make any urgent changes.

  99. New look Baby Box ready for Mother’s Day

    Uptake jumps to 96% as 80,000 deliveries made to parents.

  100. Maternity Care Survey 2018

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  101. Positive feedback for maternity services

    Maternity Care Survey 2018 publishes.  

  102. Maternity care survey 2018: technical report

    Information on the technical aspects of the 2018 Maternity Care Survey, including development, implementation, analysis and reporting.

  103. Maternity care survey 2018: national results

    National results of the 2018 Maternity Care Survey. Comparisons have been made with the previous iterations of this survey where this is possible.

  104. ‘Ready Steady Baby’ guidance updated

    New edition of NHS Scotland’s guide to pregnancy, labour and birth.

  105. Perinatal mental health services: needs assessment and recommendations

    Recommendations across all tiers of service delivery, with the aim of ensuring that Scotland has the best services for women with, or at risk of, mental ill health in pregnancy or the postnatal period, their infants, partners and families.

  106. Improving maternity and neonatal care

    Package of measures backed by £12 million investment.

  107. Growing up in Scotland: overweight and obesity at age 10

    The report uses data from the Growing Up in Scotland study to investigate trajectories of overweight and obesity during the primary school years and identify key risk factors.

  108. Maternity and paediatric services at Dr Gray's Hospital: report by CMO Advisory Group

    Recommendations and guidance to enable NHS Grampian to develop a plan for returning an obstetric led service to Dr Gray’s Hospital (DGH).

  109. Welfare Foods: consultation summary

    This consultation on meeting the needs of children and families in Scotland was published in April 2018 and invited views on our approach to Welfare Foods following the devolution through the Scotland Act 2016.

  110. £2 million more for breastfeeding support

    Helping mums breastfeed for longer.

  111. Insights into key equality outcomes across Scotland

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  112. Supporting premature babies

    £1.5 million Family Fund to help meet costs.

  113. Young people take on mental health

    Commission to research services for children and adolescents.

  114. Folic acid in flour

    Joint letter to UK Health Secretary.

  115. Support for first-time mums

    Family Nurse Partnership to be extended.

  116. 10,000 baby boxes delivered

    All babies due in Scotland gifted a box.

  117. New £44m facility at GSK Montrose

    New facility to produce 400 million vaccinations a year.

  118. Scotland's Baby Box available nationwide

    Delivery begins tomorrow.

  119. Safe sleeping

    Parents encouraged to consider safe sleeping practices as early as possible.

  120. Improving maternal and infant nutrition: a framework for action

    Actions which can be taken by NHS Boards, local authorities and others to improve the nutrition of pregnant women, babies and young children.

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