Parenting support: exploring the current landscape in Glasgow

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Crawford, Fiona; Dougall, Rona; McNeice, Valerie
Glasgow Centre for Population Health
Date of publication
1 November 2016
Families, Social Work, Social Care and Social Services
Social welfare
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This report documents research aiming to provide services and agencies involved in commissioning or delivering parenting interventions in Glasgow with a better understanding of the range and extent of parenting support currently on offer across the city, and to make recommendations for future service delivery. The authors, from a background in health care and social work, draw on interviews with informants involved in the commissioning, planning or delivery of parenting support within Glasgow City. They note the importance of:

  • economic, social and cultural context; 
  • range and fidelity of parenting support programme; 
  • relationships and engagement; 
  • monitoring and evaluation, and
  •  clarity of vision, leadership and future direction.

They conclude that parenting support is now firmly embedded in Glasgow as an important component of early intervention across the statutory and third sector, with growing recognition of the importance of family support which can respond to a family’s economic, social and cultural context.

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