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THE STARTING WELL PROJECT: A LEGACY IN CHILD HEALTH

March 27, 2006 12:04 PM

Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People is one of a number of high profile speakers participating in a conference on the future of children's services.

The Starting Well Project: a Legacy in Child Health conference will provide an opportunity for health and social care staff to discuss the experience of, and central learning themes from, Starting Well, the national demonstration project in child health.

The event will report on the achievements of the key project areas of the Starting Well project; the need for long-term commitment to early intervention work for children and families will be addressed, and delegates will have the opportunity to discuss the way forward through a facilitated debate with the panel of key speakers.

Dr Linda DeCaestecker, Acting Director of Public Health, Greater Glasgow Health Board, said: " The Starting Well project has brought many individuals and agencies together to improve the health of young children in Glasgow. The conference will provide a great opportunity for professionals and policy makers in child health and social care sectors to learn from the innovative approaches developed through the Starting Well project".

The conference, jointly organised by NHS Greater Glasgow, Starting Well, One Plus and Glasgow City Council will be held at St. Andrews in the Square, 1 St. Andrews Square, Glasgow, G1 5PP on Tuesday, March 28th, 2006.

The event, is open to anyone to attend. Anyone wishing to register for this free event should contact Jennifer Thomson, 4th Floor West, Dalian House, 350 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G3 8YX

Fax: 0141 201 4949

E-mail: [email protected]

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Notes to Editors

  • Starting Well is one of four national Health Demonstration Projects.
  • The project, led by Glasgow Healthy Cities Partnership in partnership with NHS Greater Glasgow, and working with a range of statutory, voluntary and academic organisations and agencies, aims to ensure families have the skills and a practical assistance to give their children the best possible start in life
  • Scottish Executive funding for the project ends in March 2005

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