Involves parents and carers
Focus on pre-birth to age three
Recognise a child's potential strengths
Based in Scotland

The work you want to do must be in Scotland. You must be working with young children (birth to 3 years of age) and their parents/families, or with parents/families expecting a baby. Families experiencing deprivation or in crisis will be given priority. “Deprivation” can mean low income, poor housing, unemployment, isolation, disability or health problems, lack of family support, young parenthood, contact with the justice system, substance abuse, violence etc.

There is no such thing as a baby, there is a baby and someone. - Donald Winnicott

Cattanach is particularly interested in parenting, attachment, family support, and communication within the family, as it impacts on the healthy emotional and physical development of young children. The SCIO wishes to encourage training for staff and volunteers, and may recommend training or evaluation help.

We would love to hear from you

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