NSPCC launches new programme to support families in Renfrewshire
The NSPCC is launching a groundbreaking new programme to support parents in Renfrewshire who need help to improve their relationships with their children.
Working closely with the local authority the child protection charity's, Improving Parenting, Improving Practice programme aims to reduce instances of child neglect by supporting parents to better understand their children's needs and to improve the bond between parent and child.
Matt Forde, head of NSPCC Scotland services said: "Neglect is the most common form of child abuse in Scotland and more people are calling the NSPCC with concerns that children are being neglected than ever before. We are determined to find new, better ways of tackling child neglect. With the right support at an early stage, parents can be supported to change their behaviour so that neglect never occurs."
"Renfrewshire is one of eight areas where the NSPCC is trialing its Improving Parenting, Improving Practice programme - which is the first of its kind in the UK. Through our work with families of four to ten year olds, in their homes, we want to nip the chances of neglect in the bud, so that all children have the brightest possible future."
Renfrewshire MSPs Hugh Henry and Neil Bibby have lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament welcoming the Improving Parenting, Improving Practice programme
Renfrewshire South MSP Hugh Henry said: "I am pleased that NSPCC has chosen Renfrewshire to pilot their Improving Parenting, Improving Practice programme. I can see the benefits that this programme will give to local parents but most importantly the benefits for their children."
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