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Exploration of the Information Support Needs of Parents (2011-12)

On behalf of NHS Health Scotland, Children in Scotland carried out a research project exploring the information support needs of parents with young children.

This research was carried out by Children in Scotland on behalf of NHS Health Scotland and was completed in May 2012. The aim of this research was to explore the information support experiences, needs and preferences of parents with young children, especially very young children, living in Scotland and focused on 3 specific groups, (1) fathers (2) young parents and (3) parents with literacy issues. This exploration included how parents obtained information and support in relation to both parenting, in general, and child health issues, in particular. It is the companion to a report published in 2010 which explored the information support needs of parents from the perspective of practitioners who advocate on their behalf.

Easy Read Report

Executive Summary

Final Report

A video explaining the findings can be viewed by clicking here