The “Working for Babies: Lockdown lessons from local systems” report, written by Jodie Reed and Natalie Parish of Isos Partnership explores how local systems responded to the challenges presented by COVID-19. It seeks to understand the factors which have shaped the response by services which support babies and their families. Most importantly, the report seeks to ensure that lessons are learned for the future of service provision for this age group. It provides further evidence of the importance of many things that the Movement campaigns for such as clear leadership, a focus on babies’ needs, and a joined-up response.
Grant awards for Q4 2020 were first discussed by the Cattanach Grants Committee in November and then confirmed by the full Board at their meeting on 3rd December 2020.
Cattanach, alongside Carnegie Trust and Children in Scotland, have commissioned Dr Katherine Trebeck to research what a bold wellbeing children's budget, based on the first 1001 days of a child's life, might look like for Scotland.
With Trustee week running from the 2-6th of November, we thought we could use this as an opportunity to showcase the amazing work that our trustees here at Cattanach get up to!
Thinking about submitting a proposal for Cattanach funding? This article is going to tell you a little bit about what that will be like.
In June, we were delighted to welcome Jemma Slater to the Cattanach team as our new Grants and Relationships Officer. In this blog, Jemma talks about how she has found her first months at Cattanach and what excites her for the future.
Saying goodbye is never easy As the seasons change, there are goodbyes and, hopefully, hellos at Cattanach as well: We are saying goodbye to two of our Trustees, Rhoda Reid and Duncan McEachran. The Cattanach Board and Team extend their heartfelt thanks to Rhoda Reid and Duncan McEachran, who both retired from the Board at the Q3 2020 meeting.
In July, the Minister for Department of Health and Social Care – Andrea Leadsom MP – announced a new review into the healthy development of infants. It is hoped that this review will investigate and improve the support available to babies and their families from conception to age two. In order to do this, the government are inviting parents, volunteers and professionals to share their views through an online consultation which is running until Friday 16th October. The First 1001 Day movement has released a statement urging all members and supporters of the movement to respond to the consultation.
Presidents and Prime Ministers tend to get only 100 days until the first summaries of their experiences – and judgements of their performance – start to crop up. In the grant making world, the clock thankfully ticks a little bit differently. So today, I would like to share with you my thoughts and reflections about my first 400-odd days as Chief Executive of Cattanach.
It has been a very busy quarter here at Cattanach HQ as we continue through our 2020 Stepping Stone strategy, focusing on key internal and external change while preparing the foundation for our 2021-2025 strategy.
We've been delighted to welcome Harry Cox into the Cattanach team to complete his internship this summer. Despite never having met the team in person, Harry is already having a demonstrable impact in supporting us to showcase the amazing work of our grantees. But what is it really like doing an internship in these remote working days? Here Harry tells us all about it!
A new report, Babies in Lockdown, has shone a light on the impact of Covid-19 on babies by listening to the voices of 5, 474 expectant and new parents of their experience of lockdown as family support systems were withdrawn.