There is an untapped resource in local communities throughout Scotland of women and men who have experience of raising families and coping with life’s problems. A new army of home workers could be recruited and properly supervised by care professionals to take help directly to children in need. Contact Matters has been developed by NCH to address the challenges of maintaining effective contact between children and family members when relationships break down. NCH believes that contact will only work when children are safe, and parents are committed to working towards resolving the issues that have made contact difficult.Supervised contact is required in a variety of situations where there are concerns about the safety or emotional development of a child.
They would provide the vital support to help rescue a group of children who, at the moment, are born to fail. A child centred home care service can help make children healthy, happy and safe and ensure that they achieve their potential. Factfile Scotland shows that children born into poverty and disadvantage are most likely Home Inspection to experience difficulty throughout their lives. Children from poor backgrounds are more likely to be injured in accidents, do less well at school and are more likely to end up unemployed and get into trouble with the law.
The report is distributed to MSPs, councillors, directors of social work and education, universities, voluntary organisations and a range of other interested people and agencies. The information it contains helps to improve the understanding of decision makers about what is happening to children in Scotland today. That now needs to be allied to a willingness to consider new solutions to emerging problems to help the children who need help the most. The launch of Facfile will take place in the committee rooms of the Scottish Parliament at 9am on Thursday March 20. Ms Jamieson will be accompanied by a group of children from various city schools who will be presenting her with the Factfile report and highlighting some of the key facts.
The Minister and the children a nd young people will then have an informal ‘committee style’ discussion. Rosie Winterton MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Lord Chancellors Department, is visiting Durham today (March 13) to launch “Contact Matters”, an innovative new supervised child contact service. Contact Matters, run by children’s charity NCH, will provide a service for families across Co Durham where contact between a child and another family member has broken down, often as a result of divorce or separation.