This event will explore how practitioners can assess parental capacity and share how we can help develop parenting skills to support vulnerable families and ensure all children have the best start in life.
Five years ago Scotland’s National Parenting Strategy highlighted the importance of parenting, recognising that supporting those with a parenting role, whether they are biological parents or not, is one of the biggest ways of making a positive difference to Scotland’s children and young people.
Although the actions of the strategy are now largely achieved, the question of how we can best build parenting capacity, particularly for those with a parenting role who are disadvantaged, remains as important as ever and a challenge for all those working with vulnerable families in Scotland. There are no easy answers. However, by putting the child at the centre of decision making, the lives of children and their families can be enhanced and relationships strengthened.