Working with young people and families

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There has been a flood of resources developed to support children, young people, parents and families (CYPF) and the practitioners who work with them during these unprecedented times of coping with the challenges faced due to COVID-19. The sheer volume of information can be overwhelming. The resources that follow are a selection of offerings that we have either developed or reviewed and rated as being amongst the most relevant and accessible. There are many more resources available, but we hope this is a helpful starting point for busy parents, families and professionals alike. (Please note that additional links within websites have not been reviewed by NES and are accessed at the user’s own discretion. Parents should also be advised to screen any online material before allowing their children and young people free access to the websites).

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The Solihull approach online

The Scottish Government, in partnership with NES, has made access to the full Solihull Approach Online resource for parents and carers free to all living in Scotland.

The Solihull Approach Online is a universal resource for parents and carers from the antenatal period to 19 years. It offers a series of modules containing interactive activities, quizzes and video clips. The online resource focusses on developing nurturing and supportive relationships between children and their carers. It aims to help parents understand their child’s behaviour in the context of their child’s development and the parent-child relationship. 

The following courses are available free for parents/carers in Scotland

  • Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby
  • Understanding your baby
  • Understanding your child
  • Understanding your teenager's brain

To access these courses for free, families need to sign up here and enter the code TARTAN.

Details about the course can also be found on the fliers below

Supporting staff

Below is some guidance for supporting your staff: