Scotland's Children's Commissioner - Policy Priority Consultation 2005
By: Shelter Scotland Published: January 2006
Our response to Scotland's Children's Commissioner Policy Priority Consultation 2005, recommending a focus on family support over the next two years.
We would like to propose that improving family support be a priority for the children's commissioner in the coming two years. We propose that improving support to families would be the most effective way to meet the needs of vulnerable children and young people and in particular the needs of homeless children across Scotland. This paper describes the way that we use support to families to make changes to homeless children and makes recommendations for the implementation of direct support measures that would extend this positive change to children who may not be being reached.