CHILDREN 1ST calls for more action to support children
Tuesday 15 July 2008
Scottish policy-makers need to put vulnerable children first by increasing the number of support services that help all families, says CHILDREN 1ST.
As the Government debates how to give children the best start in life, and the media discusses how to tackle poor parenting, we are calling on policy makers to prioritise support for families.
In a new briefing the charity says that support services that are openly available to all, such as universal health visitor provision, can really make a difference by providing help before problems even arise for families.
The briefing, available below, also highlights that more needs to be done to support parents of teenagers.
Tom Roberts, head of public affairs, said: "ParentLine Scotland hears every day from parents of teenagers who are finding the going tough. They are dealing with many difficult situations such as drug or alcohol misuse, or coping with challenging behaviour. The Government needs to do more to support these parents who are doing such an important job."
If you would like more information on any aspect of the briefing, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on our free confidential helpline ParentLine Scotland (0808 800 2222) here.
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