Programme for Government prioritises children and families' rights to access help and support.

Responding to todays’ Programme for Government announcement Mary Glasgow Chief Executive of the charity Children 1st said:

“Today’s Programme for Government has rightly prioritised the right of children and their families to know they can access the help and support the need whenever they need it.

“Children 1st have long called for a transformation in the support available to families, which must be based on learning from the – often difficult - experiences of children and their families when they have needed practical, emotional or financial help. The proposed £500m investment in a ‘Whole Family Wellbeing Fund is a hugely welcome step forward and we are committed to working alongside children and their families, and the Scottish Government, to turn this significant investment into practical action.”