“The fact that all babies in Scotland are gifted a box full of essential items means that as a society we want every child, regardless of their circumstances, to get the best start in life. “Satwat Rehman,CEO One Parent Families Scotland
“we have launched Hidden Neonatal Journeys, our new campaign to raise awareness of the challenges faced by the parents of full term but sick babies. “
The survey, You & Your Baby 2020, asks women about their experiences of COVID-19 and how the pandemic has impacted their health and care during the perinatal period
93% of parents are taking up the opportunity of getting a Baby Box for their child.
If all children are under 12 months then up to 10 adults can be at the group at one time.
“We are delighted to be supporting the Scottish Government with this important new third sector fund for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health charities.”
“from Spring this year, young carers will be able to access Young Carer Grant without fear of it risking their immigration status.”
Scotland’s Baby Box scheme has proved to be a huge success with 96% of prospective parents getting one for their baby.
Tuesday saw the installation of a shelter built by Orkney Mens Shed for the charity SiMBA at their gardens in Kirkwall.
“When he’s fidgety, I read to him. It calms him and I feel better too because I’m doing something special with him and it’s good for him.”