A Pathway of Care for Vulnerable Families (0-3)

Guidance to support the implementation of Getting it right for every child through continous assessment and a continuum of support.

6. Acknowledgements

6.1 Steering group

The steering group and working groups, led by the NHS Quality Improvement Scotland project team, have provided great support and driven the work for this guidance.

More information on how this piece of work was developed and who sat on the steering group can be found at: http://www.vulnerablefamilies.org/Default.aspx

6.2 Useful websites

Maternal and Early Years (0-8)

This website is for everyone working in the early years workforce in Scotland. It covers a wide breadth of information relevant to practitioners at all levels and brings together a wealth of up-to-date information and support.

Access at: http://www.maternal-and-early-years.org.uk/

Early Years Information Pathway

The Early Years Information Pathway covers pre-conception, pregnancy, infancy, toddler, and the pre-school period up to the age of five. It provides information from a national and local perspective and signposts health professionals to related services and resources to support parents and carers.

Access at: http://www.healthscotland.com/documents/3708.aspx

Learning and Teaching Scotland - Early Years

The Early Years area of the Learning and Teaching Scotland website specifically aims to support quality early years provision by providing examples from practice, points for reflection and information to support and stimulate those involved in the care and education of Scotland's youngest children.

Access at: http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/earlyyears/index.asp

6.3 References

1 Early Years Framework; Scottish Government 2008 http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2009/01/13095148/10
2 Information Services Division, 2006
3 National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland 2010: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/12/09134441/20
4http://www.scotland.gov.uk46426710-7be5-4196-bbba-a8d1a21ae83c - The Healthcare Quality Strategy for NHSScotland, 2010
5 From April 2011, part of Health Improvement Scotland
6 As note 1
7 Getting it right for every child ( GIRFEC): http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/People/Young-People/childrensservices/girfec
8GIRFEC: messages from pathfinders and learning partners: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/07/19145422/0
9 The Universal Pathway - What everyone needs to know (core contacts for women, children and families 0-3) - In press
10 The Healthcare Pathway - In press
11 Improving Social Work in Scotland: A report on SWIA's Performance Inspection Programme 2005-2009: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/03/24113359/0
12 Getting it right for every child, National Practice model
13 As note 1
14 For example: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989); Human Rights Act 1998; the Data Protection Act 1998.
15GIRFEC National Guidance
16GIRFEC: Practice briefing 1 (2010): the role of the named person http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/People/Young-People/childrensservices/girfec/publications/practicebriefings
17GIRFEC: Practice briefing 6 (2010): The Child's Plan - one child, one plan
18 Improving Maternal and Infant Nutrition, 2011: http://www.scotland.gov.uke4f91180-3a47-4a4e-9c3a-aa659cbcfc08
19 A Refreshed Framework for Maternity Care in Scotland 2011, http://www.scotland.gov.uk9cc9e6d7-1f49-4a29-9c52-b3ef09ff065d
20 Pregnancy and newborn screening timeline, NHSScotland: see http://www.healthscotland.com/uploads/documents/12614-PregnancyAndNewbornTimeline.pdf for further information
21 Ready Steady Baby, NHSScotland http://www.readysteadybaby.org.uk/
22 Pathways for Maternity Care, NHSQIS, http://www.nhshealthquality.org/nhsqis/5989.html
23 A New Look at Hall 4 - The Early Years - 2011 http://www.scotland.gov.ukd0860b6a-becf-46b7-bfe4-698916d8cc2b
24 The Personal Child Health Record (Red Book) 2010 http://shop.healthforallchildren.co.uk/pro.epl?SHOP=HFAC4&DO=USERPAGE&PAGE=DEC09
25 As note 23
26 Ibid.
27NICE (2010): Pregnancy and complex social factors. London: NICEhttp://guidance.nice.org.uk/CG110/Guidance
28 Healthy Child Programme, DOH 2008 http://www.education.gov.uk/publications/standard/EarlyYearseducationandchildcare/Page5/DH-286448
29 A Guide to Getting it right for every child http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/09/22091734/0/Q/ViewArchived/On
30 Reference to Child and Young People Wellbeing indicators SCOTPHOhttp://www.scotpho.org.uk/home/Comparativehealth/Profiles/2010CHPProfiles.asp
31 Based on Getting it right for every child in Lanarkshire
32 Support and Services for Parents: A review of the literature engaging parents 2007) http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/04/07085557/0

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