The Scottish Government has announced the opening of a Mother and Child Recovery House in Dundee, designed to support women and their children through recovery from problematic substance use. Cowan Grove, which was developed in partnership with Hillcrest Homes, admitted its first residents in December and can support four women and their children up to […]
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Public Health Scotland has published research findings on the impact of public health measures during the pandemic on speech, language and communication (SLC) development of children and young people.
The Herald is reporting that Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) has appointed retired consultant neonatologist Dr Helen Mactier to chair the expert group which will investigate the possible causes behind two unexplained spikes in neonatal mortality just six months apart, in September 2021 and March 2022, when a total of 39 infants died.
New review shows Scots in poorest fifth of areas are being left behind, with infants and young to middle aged men most at risk. The Health Foundation has published an independent review of health inequalities in Scotland. The findings show that across a range of measures there is a wide gap between the health of […]
IRISS has published a new evidence outline, providing an overview of literature on how to best support the relationships of siblings in care.
Barnardo’s has reported that just 40 of the 400 children referred to its fostering service in Glasgow and Edinburgh have been placed with families in the last year. In 2020-21 the number on the waiting list for foster care was 461, but in 2021-22 this rose to 691. The number of foster carers registered with […]
Antidepressant prescriptions for children in one part of Scotland have increased by almost 60% in six years, research has found. Experts from the University of Aberdeen compared mental health prescriptions issued in the NHS Grampian region over the period 2015 to 2021.
On Sunday 4th December, Rhianne and some of the the children and young people who attend our SMS:HUB went to Lidl On Ice, thanks to the STV Children’s Appeal and Lidl gifting us free tickets. It was wonderful to meet up in person and see the magic of the festive Edinburgh City Centre.
In a report by Lucy Adams, BBC Scotland Social Affairs Correspondent, children missing from school for long periods will now be supported instead of being punished under a new pilot programme in Glasgow. The report states that overall school attendance has dropped across Scotland since the disruption of the Covid pandemic.
To read the Winter 2022 Magazine, CLICK HERE. The festive Winter edition of the Children’s Health Scotland magazine is now available to view online. So, get cosy, grab and hot drink, and enjoy!