Below you will find some of Cattanach's top picks of resources we think might be useful to you. These resources cover a range of different topics, including more information on funding. We also indicate where you might go to get practical information on working with the early years, evaluation tips, the latest research on the early years and much more!
The Adapt and Thrive Programme, set up as part of the £25 million Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme announced by government, aims to support third sector organisations to recover from the challenges of COVID 19. Support includes specialist advice as well as grants and loans. It has now been announced that the programme will continue into the end of June.
Challenges and Changes due to Covid-19
Challenges and Changes due to Covid-19: Useful questions for analysis and reporting
Building mutually beneficial relationships – Top tips for Funded Organisations
In 2014 a group of seven projects funded by the ALLIANCE Self Management IMPACT Fund came together with Fund staff to explore and share experiences of how funders and funded projects can build mutually beneficial relationships. The group met three times and was facilitated by Evaluation Support Scotland. Here are the top tips which emerged for organisations that want to make the most of their funding relationships.
Partners in Change
The Robertson Trust has launched Partners in Change, a new fund for organisations working in Scotland with a charitable purpose and a turnover of above £2 million, including registered charities, housing associations, Community Interest Companies, universities, and credit unions.
Managing Safer Online Communities Training
This is a four-module, CPD certified training course that gives organisations the skillset to create and manage online communities. Developed with assistance from Childline experts, this course provides a range of helpful, self-paced learning on points from managing your online presence to understanding Data Protection laws and how they interact with your organisation's information collection.
Attachment and child development
This written resource from the NSPCC provides a useful breakdown of what attachment is, why it is important, and understanding how to support families with attachment.
NCT (National Childbirth Trust)
Although based in England, this guide, produced by the Breastfeeding Network and NCT, has some excellent advice organisations supporting parents or parents-to-be during COVID-19. It provides practical tips on how to adapt services to restrictions in place and the general principles for delivering support.
Anna Freud Centre
This is a free online network for early years practitioners and provides an easy and accessible guide for those working with young children and their families. It includes an A-Z guide for practitioners on common difficulties associated with the early years.