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.
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.
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.
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.
Putting our money where our children’s mouths are: Understanding public spending on children’s wellbeing
Cattanach is excited to work with Children in Scotland and the Carnegie UK Trust on a joint project to make recommendations for a children's wellbeing budget focusing on the First 1,001 Days.
In Q2 2020 no new applications were considered but Trustees confirmed continuation funding for a number of grantees.
Scottish Government Funding for charities to help families. Mums, dads and families at risk of poor mental health during pregnancy and the early years will be able to access enhanced peer support, parenting support and perinatal counselling services, with new annual funding of up to £1 million.