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Support for Families

National Parenting Strategy

The Scottish Government recognises that the largest influence on children in the early years is their parents or carers and so by helping families and communities build better lives for themselves and their children we can help ensure that every child has the best start in life.

We want the best for all our children and as they grow, their needs change and so does the support their parents, carers need, to help children and young people to develop, achieve their potential and grow up to be confident and successful individuals.

The Scottish Government’s National Parenting Strategy will set out the value and importance of parenting and will provide an overview of the policies at a national level which support parenting (covering parents, carers, anyone with a parenting role of children of all ages up to the age of 21). The National Parenting Strategy will be developed to encourage agencies to work together to support parents and families.

Further information

For more information about support for families please visit the Scottish Government website via the following link: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/People/Young-People/early-years

The Scottish Government's contact information can be found via following link: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Contacts

You can also contact your local information service for further advice on any local services that may be available in your area.