Children and vulnerable families


Evidence and evaluation

Child Povery in Scotland: health impact and health inequalities (Health Scotland, 2018) (PDF)

Briefing paper on child poverty and its relationship to health to help local planners and managers to better understand child poverty and its impact.


Learning from others

The Scottish Deep End Project

General Practitioners at the Deep End work in 100 general practices serving the most socio-economically deprived populations in Scotland (where 44-88% of registered patients live in the 15% most deprived data zones).

Their web pages include summaries of discussions, with links to related resources, of deep end learning related to children and vulnerable families.

This includes:

  • The GP role in working with vulnerable families (Jan 2010)
  • Working together for vulnerable children and families (Sept 2010)
  • Child protection in the Deep End (02 Aug 2017)
  • Examples of programmes including the Govan Integrated Care Project (SHIP)