1. Research and analysis

    02 Sep 2021

    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.

  2. Strategy/plan

    20 Aug 2021

    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.

  3. Research and analysis

    13 Aug 2021

    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.

  4. Research and analysis

    13 Aug 2021

    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.

  5. Advice and guidance

    09 Oct 2020

    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.

  6. Research and analysis

    27 Jan 2020

    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.

  7. NEWS

    24 Sep 2019 14:09

    Emergency Support Fund

    Financial help for families of children transferred for hospital treatment.

  8. NEWS

    24 Sep 2019 09:30

    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.

  9. Progress report

    01 Apr 2019

    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.

  10. Consultation analysis

    10 Oct 2018

    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.

  11. NEWS

    13 Aug 2017 15:37

    Safe sleeping

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