This page will direct those AHPs working with children, young people and their families and the wider workforce to information, resources and guidance for the people they work with and also to support their own practice.
Allied Health Professions (AHP) in Children and Young People (CYP) services have been involved in developing resources for CYP, their parents and carers and the wider workforce. These are developed by AHPs in CYP services and by the professional bodies, national groups or local services and departments. This section is not designed to take the place of these but to help signpost you to national resources which you might find helpful to support your practice during this time.
Take a minute to hear from Pauline Beirne, National AHP Children and Young People's Lead, Scottish Government.
Here are some examples of websites you may find useful to direct parents to:
NHS Greater and Glasgow and Clyde: Kids Independently developing Skills (KIDS)
NHS Highland: Bumps to Bairns
NHS Shetland: Symbaloo
The National Autism Implementation Team (NAIT) are a Scottish Government funded team of professionals, based at Queen Margaret University, from health, education and employment sectors who have considerable experience and expertise in working with autistic individuals of all ages, their families and others who support them. They have designed resources aimed at Allied Health Professionals (mainly Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists), who are supporting autistic children to be at home during the COVID-19 restrictions. The resources are parent information sheets with key messages alongside practical advice on how to support autistic children at home. This can be at first point of contact or alongside an Allied Health Profession assessment/intervention.
For more information:
NHS Education have collated resources for designed for Health Visitors, School nurses and others supporting families with children and young people. This document details signposts, information and resources it may be helpful for families and carers to access.