The Scottish Child Health Programme: Guidance on the 27-30 month child health review

Guidance on the core issues which should be addressed and recorded at the 27-30 month review, and standardised methods of assessment to ensure consistency of practice across Scotland.

Appendix 3: Health promotion resources to share with families

Core issue covered in review

Health Scotland resources

Other resources

NHS Health Scotland is happy to consider requests for translations and alternative languages and formats.

Email or call 0131 536 5500.


Maternal and early years website

Meeting the needs of parents with communication support needs:

Early years information pathway

Ready, Steady, Toddler!

Modernising Nursing in the Community

Personal Child Health Record (Red Book)

How I grow and develop

Child development

Social, emotional and behavioural

Family and parenting institute: Over the top behaviour in the under tens

Language and cognitive


Talking Point

Words for life;

Communication Trust

Talking trouble website

Before words

National Autistic Society

Child nutrition and growth

Nutrition and healthy eating

Happy healthy kids…simple steps for a healthy weight at home

Vitamin D and you

Healthy Start

BDA Help my child won't eat!

NDR-UK (Nutrition and Diet resources) provides a range of nutrition and diet leaflets written by dietitians. This includes recommended resources from the British Dietetic Association (BDA) Paediatric Specialist Group, 'Help my Child Won't Eat' and 'My Child Still Won't Eat'. Further information can be found on,

Take Life On

Community food and health (Scotland) website

Physical activity

Hassle free exercise (a)

Child physical health


A guide to childhood immunisations up to 5 years of age

BCG and your baby

Immunisation Scotland website

Dental health

First teeth, healthy teeth

Drinks for babies and young children

Child smile

Unintentional injuries

Good egg guide

Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT)

Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents

Royal Pharmaceutical Society: Medicines are not child's play

Traffic Club

Road safety with Ziggy

General physical health

Meningitis - don't ignore the signs posters and symptom cards.

Meningitis can happen to anyone poster and symptoms cards

Headlice: information for parents

Sleep Scotland

What I need from people who look after me

Parenting and family relationships

NSPCC Behave yourself!:%20A%20GUIDE%20TO%20BETTER%20PARENTING&download=True

Family and Parenting Institute. From breakfast to bedtime: Helping you and your child through the day!

National Parenting Strategy: Making a positive difference to children and young people through parenting

Parenting across Scotland

Fatherhood institute

One Parent Families Scotland

Parentline plus




Parental health

Parental smoking

Aspire magazine

REFRESH How To Guide - creating a smoke free home

Parental smoking (con)

How to stop smoking and stay stopped

Fresh start (for pregnant women therefore relevant if mums are pregnant again)

We can help you stop smoking DVD and Smokeline card also available from Health Scotland

Parental alcohol or drug misuse


Cutting down your drinking

You, your child and alcohol

Learning disabilities

You and your little child (easy-read version of RST!)

Mental health

Depression alliance

My wider world

Home learning environment

Play opportunities

Play@home leaflet giving details of available books including the toddler book for children aged 1-3 years

Play, talk, read

Scottish pre-school play association

Education Scotland Every Day's a Learning Day for 0-3 and 3-6 years (distributed through Book-bugs)

Family and parenting institute. Learning and play: giving your child the best start

Books and reading

Scottish Book Trust Bookbug scheme

Early learning and childcare

Nursery/ childminder/ playgroup attendance or registration

Education Scotland. Early years website.

Family finances

Poverty and debt

Money Advice Service - a parent's guide to money

NES DVD for EY health professionals on benefits and money management (under development)

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Healthier, wealthier children

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) training for professionals

DirectGov pages for parents and relevant benefits

Citizen's Advice Scotland


Adult education

The big plus

English for speakers of other languages

(a) indicates the resource is aimed at adults but many of these are still useful when discussing wider family health eg family meals


Email: Mary Sloan

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