Parents and Carers

  • Ask Parents for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (2015) The consultation engaged with parents about their role in educating their children (from pre-school through to the teenage years) on growing up, puberty, relationships and sexual health. In doing so the intention was to find out about parental experiences, perspectives and needs. 649 parents took part in interviews and online. http://askparents.co.uk/
  • Learning Together: A Review of sex and relationship education resources for parents and carers NHS Health Scotland (2009-10). Working collaboratively with parents/carers and colleagues from across sectors TASC produced a comprehensive review of resources for parents and carers in their role as co-educators in the realm of sex and relationship learning. You can download the PDF document HERE. Please note that this is a large 28MB document and may take some time to download.
  • A guide for parents and carers about school attendance Scottish Government (2009). TASC reviewed current legislation and guidance on school attendance and met with parents/carers across Scotland in the development of this information booklet on school attendance. Available HERE
  • An evaluation of Feel Think Do Sexual Abuse Prevention Programme (2009) for NHS Forth Valley. Feel Think Do is a sexual abuse prevention programme for P6 pupils. It is designed to be delivered over 8 sessions and uses a DVD of dramatised scenarios. Children can also work on their own learning logs. The evaluation worked with children, parents and teachers and explored aims and learning intentions, resulting in recommendations for future development and delivery. A full report, summary report and a report for parents and children are available HERE
  • Parental Feedback on School-based Sexual Health and Relationships Education in Glasgow for Glasgow City Council and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Young People’s Sexual Health Steering Group (2011). Glasgow City’s innovative school based programme seeks to enhance the role of parents/carers. This parental feedback exercise, engaging with parents in groups and individual interviews, evaluated parental responses to the school-based programme which is being rolled-out across the city.
  • National Review of Guidance Provision – involving ‘harder to reach’ young people, their parents/carers and agencies working with them Scottish Executive Education Department (2005). TASC worked with children and young people, parents and agencies to look at experiences of support and what support should be provided in school. This qualitative study was based on the use of individual interviews (and some small groups) with children, young people and parents who had experience of using school and/or community based support services. The final report is available on line HERE
  • Consultation with Parents on the draft National Sexual Health Strategy NHS Lothian (2004) Views on the draft strategy were sought on behalf of Healthy Respect, TASC undertook a consultation with parents on elements of the strategy including ascertaining parental views on the key sexual health issues affecting young people (teenage pregnancy, rates of STIs), the relationship between sex, relationships and the media and how we can provide the best and most appropriate sexual health services for young people. The work included face to face sessions with parents and an e based consultation tool.
  • The Wee Democracy Project: Children’s Rights and family life Scottish Government (2008) TASC have an ongoing relationship with children’s human rights agency The Children’s Parliament. This study, designed and delivered by TASC, allowed the agency to facilitate an exploration of the meaning and importance of children’s rights in the context of family life. Funded by Scottish Government. Report available HERE